Join the growing list of businesses who have taken Vancouver’s Climate Pledge. The Climate Pledge, announced in September by Mayor Gregor Robertson, provides a formal way for Vancouver businesses to get in behind the call for stronger action on climate change globally and also encourages businesses to align with Vancouver’s vision to shift to 100% renewable energy, to have their own corporate carbon reduction and renewable energy targets, and to challenge other businesses to sign the Pledge. The Pledge is a first step in many actions and programs planned to be launched by the City and the Vancouver Economic Commission in the coming months leading up to December 2015, when the world will converge on Paris, France for the COP21 Climate Summit.
Vancouver businesses interested in taking the Pledge and signing on to the climate commitments can do so at www.ClimatePledgeYVR.com There are three steps to the pledge: the pledge itself stating that a business supports strong climate action from national governments at COP21; a second option for the business to support Vancouver’s vision to be 100-% renewable; and a third option to disclose if the company or business has its own corporate carbon reduction or renewable energy targets. Companies with carbon reduction or renewable energy commitments will be featured on additional sites including We Mean Business Coalition; CDP; the RE100; and the UN Non State Actor Zone for Climate Action (NAZCA).
As the pledge continues to roll-out, it is anticipated that businesses will challenge one another to sign on and publicly demonstrate their commitment to climate action and a green economic future for the City of Vancouver. Businesses and the public are encouraged to follow the pledge momentum on social channels using #ClimatePledgeYVR and #GreenEconomy.