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When it comes to climate action, the plot has been thickening. September’s Step Up Declaration, led by Salesforce and signed by 21 technology firms and counting, called upon business “to create a step-change in corporate commitments” to protect the 2020 deadline for bending the curve of global greenhouse gas emissions. November’s climate report — issued by U.S. federal agencies, no less — echoed the warning. And now, last week’s Talanoa Call for Action (PDF), crafted at COP24 in Poland, underscores the point.
The game is on. If climate rehab is Act One of the massively multiplayer climate action game, confronting climate with an action plan is Act Two.
“Climate Action Plan” is language most typically used in the context of cities. But every business needs one, ideally aligned with or advanced in collaboration with their city or cities of choice. If your firm, whether large or small, has not begun this work, now is the time.