Mars, Statoil, Unilever, Southwestern Energy to Announce Green Actions at Climate Summit

Mars, Statoil, Unilever, Southwestern Energy to Announce Green Actions at Climate Summit

by Vikas Vij
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Global companies announce green actions, commit to reduce #carbon footprint at Climate Summit via @Justmeans

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 4:00pm



At the UN Climate Summit this week in New York City, which will include the U.S. President Barack Obama and over a hundred other world leaders, much of the focus is likely to be on the role of global companies in meeting the climate change challenges. Policymakers around the world are keen to hear the voice of business and see clear commitment and actions on the reduction of their carbon footprint.

The President of the World Wildlife Fund in Washington, Carter Roberts, said that a slew of pro-environment corporate commitments are expected at the summit. According to him, the leadership and initiative being shown by the companies on this occasion has been remarkable. The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon said that the goal is to curb the greenhouse gas emissions so that the average global temperatures do not rise beyond 2 degrees Celsius.

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Vikas is a staff writer for the Sustainable Development news and editorial section on Justmeans. He is an MBA with 20 years of managerial and entrepreneurial experience and global travel. He is the author of "The Power of Money" (Scholars, 2003), a book that presents a revolutionary monetary economic theory on poverty alleviation in the developing world. Vikas is also the official writer for an international social project for developing nations "Decisions for Life" run in collaboration between the ILO, the University of Amsterdam and the Indian Institute of Management.

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