Chapter 13 of the largest U.S. companies on Monday will participate in the event at the White house, during which they will announce plans to invest $140 billion in reductions in the emissions of carbon into the atmosphere. About it reports “Interfax”.
The meeting is timed to the Paris climate conference, to be held in December and is expected to be elaborated by the international agreement to combat climate change.
Among these companies include Apple, Microsoft and Google, banks Goldman Sachs and Bank of America, the largest beverage makers Coca-Cola and PepsiCo, automaker General Motors, aluminium producer Alcoa, one of the world’s largest manufacturers and suppliers of Cargill food, service, Express delivery UPS, retailer Wal-Mart Stores and the Fund of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Energy. Also the event will be attended by Secretary of state John Kerry and White house adviser Brian deese.
In particular, Alcoa pledged to reduce carbon emissions at its facilities in the USA 50% by 2025 compared with 2005. Bank of America intends to provide funding in the amount of $75 billion for projects to reduce harmful emissions. General Motor will reduce the amount of carbon into the atmosphere in factories by 20% by 2020 compared with 2010.
“This is a very important step on the part of companies, which are major producers of greenhouse gases and consumers,” said managing Director of consulting firm ClearView Energy Partners Kevin Beech.
Apple is proud of their successes in the fight against climate change. To date, 87% of the company’s energy worldwide comes from renewable sources, while in 2013 the figure was 73%. The purpose of the Apple – 100% supply of all businesses and buildings the company’s energy from renewable sources.