Friday, June 20, 2008

Businesses Ask for Carbon Curbs

It's rare that businesses ask for regulations, but 99 companies are doing just that - demanding environmental regulations . A coalition of companies from across the world are asking political leaders to develop targets for reducing greenhouse gases and establishing a global carbon market. The coalition met in anticipation of next month's G8 meeting. Members of the group hope that their ideas discussed in the G8 meeting will carry over to the UN climate change meetings.

Companies like British Airways, Shell, and Vattanfall have participated. Companies from all business sectors have joined the coalition lead by Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda.

The coalition represents a turning point and shows the world is ready to make changes when it comes to environmental practices. It's amazing international businesses have joined the cry for change because only through their efforts will the world move toward better environmental practices.

(Original reporting done by the BBC.)

No comments: