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Inspiring actions for a prosperous Europe

61 cities, regions, businesses, investors are stepping up for climate, join them and endorse our vision

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About us

We are businesses, investors, cities and regions who are seizing the climate opportunity. We are working to quickly and substantially advance energy efficiency and increase the share of renewables in the energy system to rapidly move away from fossil fuel use. We are working to shift transport away from polluting models to people-centred systems. We are producing food and using land more sustainably.

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19/9/2019

Investor

Environment Agency Pension Fund

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United Kingdom

Craig Martin

Chief Pensions Officer at the Environment Agency Pension Fund

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3/12/2019

Unilever

Unilever is a global company selling fast-moving consumer goods. It's purpose is to make sustainable living commonplace.

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3/12/2019

Atlas Infrastructure

Atlas Infrastructure is a specialist investment manager focusing on listed infrastructure securities. ​ATLAS specifically incorporates climate change and social factors in its company models through a purpose built scenario analysis. These factors directly impact our investment decisions.

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3/12/2019

The city of Zaragoza

Zaragoza is stepping up for climate, watch our video with Pedro Santisteve, Mayor of the capital of northeastern Spain's Aragon region.

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3/12/19

Tackling climate change — an investor’s guide

A new wave of investment from the private sector is being funnelled into cutting-edge technological solutions to climate change, from improving energy efficiency to renewable storage solutions to alternative meat.

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3/12/2019

SWECO

Sweco plans and designs the communities and cities of the future.

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Showing EU leadership

The European Union has enabled a breakthrough in the low-carbon transition by adopting clear targets and policy frameworks. So far, it has worked. Now, recognizing the urgency of the challenge—as conveyed by the latest scientific evidence in the IPCC’s 1.5 degree report and by extreme weather events that impacted so many regions this summer—it is time to move on to the next phase. The European Commission’s recent communication for a prosperous, climate neutral economy  shows that a net-zero emission economy is feasible and desirable. We encourage EU countries to endorse it.

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Scaling up efforts

The EU has the knowledge, skillset and economic drivers to deliver net zero emissions by 2050 at the latest. It will be essential to scale up efforts over the next decade and review existing targets for 2030 accordingly. We believe European countries can and should show the way towards a zero-emissions future.

If you agree and you lead a company, city or region, you are invited to join us.

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An opportunity for a better life

Here is an opportunity to clean our air and water, and to reduce waste, whilst making our homes and cities better places to live. This is an opportunity for a managed transition, to create more jobs in growing fields, to bolster innovative industries, to build resilient infrastructure, and to develop new business models that support a better, healthier, and more sustainable way of life.

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The frontrunners

These actions bring immediate benefits to people's everyday lives: reducing the negative health impacts from pollution and making buildings and workplaces more comfortable and productive. They are making our businesses the market leaders of the future, and turning the economy into a more resilient part of the solution.

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Cooperation is the key

We are all in this together. We can only succeed through cooperation, by working together to deliver on the commitments of the Paris Agreement without leaving anyone behind. Together, we can seize this opportunity and confront the challenges ahead.

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