General Motors Becomes First Automaker to Sign the Climate Declaration
Seven more U.S. businesses, including iconic U.S. automaker General Motors, have signed the Climate Declaration, a statement from Ceres and its BICEP (Business for Innovative Climate & Energy Policy) coalition that urges federal policymakers to take action on climate change, asserting that a bold response to the climate challenge is “one of America’s greatest economic opportunities of the 21st century.”
The new signatories of the Climate Declaration were announced today during the annual Ceres Conference in San Francisco and include Autodesk Inc., Burton Snowboards, Eastern Bank,General Motors Co., LUSH, Method Products, Inc. and Novelis. Originally endorsed by 33 businesses and launched in April 2013, the Climate Declaration has now been signed by a total 40 leading businesses that collectively provide approximately 550,000 U.S. jobs and generate a combined annual revenue of approximately $611 billion.
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