White House, USCIB Members Launch American Business Action on Climate Change Pledge

White_HouseUSCIB welcomes the leadership announcements made today at the White House by several of its members, including Coca-Cola, Google, Microsoft, Pepsico, UPS and Walmart as part of the American Business Action on Climate Change Pledge.  These and other USCIB members have been moving ahead to provide innovation, investment and implementation to complement the international community’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to climate risks under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

USCIB’s President and CEO Peter Robinson called this the most recent proof that U.S. business is in the vanguard of global citizenship in advancing sustainability in the context of energy access and security.  “USCIB is strongly committed to a successful outcome at the Paris conference this December,” he said. “This announcement highlights how critical it is to engineer business into the Paris agreement in order to tap business action and invite business input to inform cost effective policy and practice to address climate change.”

USCIB is the U.S. affiliate of the International Chamber of Commerce and a U.S. partner of the Major Economies Business Forum (BizMEF).  It has represented U.S. business interests in the UNFCCC since 1993.  Please check its climate change website for continuing updates of its climate change positions and plans for COP21.

Staff Contact:   Norine Kennedy

VP, Strategic International Engagement, Energy and Environment & Acting Program/Policy Co-Lead
Tel: 212.703.5052

Norine Kennedy promotes U.S. business participation in international environmental policy and management initiatives, and works closely with industry, government and NGOs to promote sustainable development and green growth. She also spearheads USCIB’s strategic international engagement initiative, which seeks to advance meaningful business participation and regulatory diplomacy in inter-governmental organizations.
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