Amazon have announced that they have joined CISL’s UK and European Corporate Leaders Groups to support their climate agreement.
The partnership is another step in achieving The Climate Pledge commitment to be net-zero carbon across its business by 2040. The business has committed to transitioning its operations to 100% renewable energy by 2025, and is the UK’s, Europe’s and the world’s largest corporate purchaser of renewable energy.
Amazon is committed to building a sustainable business for its customers and the planet, we look forward to working closely with the UK and European Corporate Leaders Groups as part of our commitment to building a sustainable business. Amazon is tackling climate change, driving down our own emissions intensity through the acceleration of renewable energy and investments in electric vehicles, and encouraging other businesses to play their part through The Climate Pledge.– Zak Watts, Director, Sustainability, Europe, Amazon
In the UK, the Government is focused on delivering its Net Zero Strategy set out last October to decarbonise all sectors of the UK economy to meet the country’s net zero target by 2050. Additionally, in its role as COP President, the UK continues to exert global pressure to deliver on the Glasgow Climate Pact and is working to engage business further on accelerating climate action to keep up momentum in the lead-up to COP27.
In European climate politics the European Union is set to revise its climate and energy policy framework under the “Fit for 55” Package to achieve at least 55% net emissions reductions by 2030 and climate neutrality latest by 2050. The successful delivery of the EU’s new climate and energy policies would support the transformation of the European economy by giving a strong policy framework for business operations and increasing investor certainty.