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Businesses Taking the Lead in Reducing Global Carbon Emissions

It is not government but businesses that are leading the charge to reduce global carbon emissions. They realize it is good for people and equally good for business to take the leading role in making an impact on meeting global climate targets. - By Andrew Hale

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 13 addresses the need to take urgent action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to slow down climate change. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development identifies climate change as "one of the greatest challenges of our time," and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change is the international intergovernmental forum for negotiating the global response to climate change. Updated 2030 goals include a global 45 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions (25 percent by 2025), 80 percent of electricity to come from renewable energy, and slowing climate change to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.

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