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Quotes about Climate action #4

Updated: Jul 4, 2023


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Meridiam: Thierry Deau, President and CEO, Meridiam, said: “For long term investors, such as infrastructure investors, carbon pricing is key. It is not only a matter of price level, but, more essentially, one of price credibility and visibility that will drive investments towards more sustainability.”


Our Tech Partner Microsoft: Casper Klynge, Vice President European Government Affairs, Microsoft said: “As we work together to achieve a green recovery from COVID-19, we have an unprecedented opportunity to act on climate change and gain momentum on our path towards carbon neutrality in Europe. Setting clear and ambitious targets is necessary to reach net zero. All of us – businesses and governments – can take actions that are good for growth, jobs and the economy, as well as for the planet.”

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Muzinich & Co. Limited: George Muzinich, Chairman & CEO, Muzinich & Co. Limited said: “Climate change is an important issue for this and future generations. We must do our utmost to protect our natural environment and thereby secure our long-term prosperity. We believe it is critical for corporations, investors, and governments to realize the importance of protecting our natural resources. We must all work together to reduce emissions that harm the environment.”


Neste Oyj: Peter Vanacker, President and CEO, Neste Oyj, said: "We fully support the ambition for the EU GHG reduction target for 2030. The current COVID-19 pandemic has not changed our climate commitments - we continue to invest in innovation and growth to support efforts against the climate crisis. We believe in being stronger together, and that we can build a more sustainable and resilient economy and society in collaboration with others."

Nestlé S.A.: Marco Settembri, CEO Nestlé Europe, Middle East and North Africa: “Climate change will have huge consequences on food systems and on our society at large. Only together we can deliver positive outcomes, for people, for the planet and the economy. Nestlé supports the EU Farm To Fork Strategy, the Green and Inclusive Recovery from COVID-19 and ambitious GHG emissions reduction targets. We are fully committed to become climate neutral across our supply chain by 2050.”


ORANGE: Stéphane Richard, Chairman and CEO, ORANGE said: “ORANGE is engaged to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040. But the mobile industry’s greatest positive impact on climate change is the ability to enable other sectors of the economy to reduce their own emissions. Our networks are providing services with less gas emissions during the COVID19 crisis: education and health services as well as teleworking or entertainment.”

Ørsted: Henrik Poulsen, CEO, Ørsted, said: “Speeding up the green transformation of the energy system is crucial to combatting climate change, but will also improve our quality of life in many other ways. Globally we can save 4 million lives per year through improved air quality, countries can achieve greater energy independence and millions of new green jobs can be created.”


OUVAROFF: Pierre Morales, Development director, OUVAROFF said: “Because tomorrow is built today, and because we are already facing the aftermaths of our actions, an increased EU GHG emissions reduction target for 2030 is not an option but a necessity.”


Owens Corning: Brian Chambers, Chairman and CEO, Owens Corning said: “At Owens Corning, we believe it is imperative for businesses and governments around the globe to work together to battle climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to leave a better world for future generations.”

PepsiCo: Silviu Popovici, Chief Executive Officer, PepsiCo Europe, PepsiCo said: “PepsiCo Europe supports a more ambitious greenhouse gas target for the European Union. A 55% reduction will stretch and challenge us. We must act now, all together, to tackle this challenge.”

Plastika Skaza d.o.o.: Robert Agnič, CEO, Plastika Skaza d.o.o said: “As an industry and society as a whole, we need to accelerate the transition to a circular economy. This means focusing on the reuse and recycling of plastic products, increasing the use of recycled plastics, removing disposable plastic products as much as possible and replacing disposable packaging with sustainable alternatives.”


Philip Morris International: Andre Calantzopoulos, CEO, Philip Morris International, said: “Beyond its human repercussions, climate change threatens business continuity. This is especially the case for businesses involving an agricultural supply chain. Climate protection is a clear priority for PMI. We support the Paris Agreement and are aligning our targets with the recommendations of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), aimed at stabilizing global temperature rise below the internationally agreed 1.5 degrees Celsius. We are undertaking a broad range of activities to reduce emissions and energy consumption within our operations and across our value chain, and we have committed to achieving carbon neutrality in our direct operations (scope 1+2) by 2030 and across our value chain (scope 1+2+3) by 2050. In 2020, we will improve our existing approach to internal carbon pricing, so that we better internalize external costs and achieve our carbon targets in an efficient way.”

Polestar AB: Thomas Ingenlath, CEO, Polestar AB, said: “As a business, we are committed to climate neutrality, but we need the support of governments and policy-makers to enable us to achieve this goal.”


Prime Laser Technology: Costas Travasaros, Chairman of the Board, Prime Laser Technology said: “Prime Laser Technology commits to succeeding the at least 55% EU GHG emissions reduction target.”


ProRail: John Voppen, CEO, ProRail said: “Setting a higher emissions reduction target isn’t just a necessity; it can offer a way out of the unprecedented crises the EU and its Member States are facing right now. Investments in green infrastructure, such as an international railway network, can be a way towards recovery of our economies and give a boost to the European Green Deal.”



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