Tuesday 1 March 2022

More than 90 US organisations pledge to slash emissions by 50% by 2030

More than 90 US organisations pledge to slash emissions by 50% by 2030

More than 90 businesses and organisations have made a commitment to reduce their carbon emissions by 50% by 2030 through the Department of Energy's (DOE) Better Climate Challenge.

The public-private partnership calls on organisations to set bold, portfolio-wide greenhouse gas reduction targets and share innovative solutions and best practices with partners and across industries.

Inaugural partners in the Better Climate Challenge include IKEA, Hilton, Harley-Davidson, the Cleveland Clinic and the State of Maryland.

They will work with DOE to provide annual updates while working collaboratively to identify pathways and key areas for collaboration and improvement.

According to the DOE, if all organisations in the commercial, public and industrial sectors reduced their greenhouse gas emissions by 50%, it would save nearly 1.5 billion metric tons of CO2 equivalent annually, more than the emissions from every home in the US.

Energy Secretary Jennifer M. Granholm said: “Companies across America are joining arms to lead the zero-carbon transition through smart, strategic climate solutions that slash building and factory emissions and significantly cut costs.

“With the help of DOE, the meaningful and measurable emissions reductions of the Better Climate Challenge will save American businesses billions of dollars, create good-paying jobs and drive innovation that strengthens the entire US economy.”

Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

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