01 December 2015

AB is among the 200 Italian companies in the field for an effective climate agreement in Paris

The Italian corporate world is rallying in defence of the climate. To date, there are about 200 large, medium and small companies that have signed the climate Appeal launched by the National Council of the Green Economy, in view of the COP21 in Paris. Among the many signatures, there are those from companies such as ERG Renew, Poste Italiane, Terna, Gse, Barilla, Carlsberg, BioChemtex, Ferrovie dello Stato, Novamont, Philips Italia, Unilever Italia, L’Oréal Italia, and AB Holding SpA too.

The proposals for climate cooling in the Appeal go from tax reforms that contain a constant carbon tax to stimulate energy efficiency measures; the growth of renewables to support quality agriculture and, of course, the need for all-binding targets to be adopted in Paris. “The commitment of so many prestigious Italian companies – said Gian Luca Galletti, Minister of the Environment – further strengthens the position of Italian and European negotiations at Cop21 in Paris. This document, which I take to Paris with pride, says that our companies, an example of excellence and talent in the environmental field, are ready to meet the challenge of circular economy”. “The climate policies – said Edo Ronchi, President of the Foundation for Sustainable Development which supports the activities of the National Council of the Green Economy – are not just a necessity to deal with an already important environmental crisis that could become dramatic, but also an opportunity to boost innovation and new investment, resulting in new employment and development opportunities”.

For more information on the Appeal by businesses and Italian green economy organizations, and to see the list of companies sponsoring it and subscribing to it, visit www.appelloimpreseperilclima.eu

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