Munich signs Climate Pact with local companies
CO₂ emissions to be cut by 40,000 tons by the end of 2017
(July 5, 2016) Responding to an initiative launched by the Department of Labor and Economic Development, 15 large companies in Munich have put their names to a Climate Pact. The agreement commits them to reducing CO₂ emissions by a total of 40,000 tons by the end of 2017.
"Significant contribution to reaching our climate protection target"
By 2030, Munich aims to cut the city's per-capita CO₂ emissions in half compared to 1990 levels. The Climate Pact signed by the City of Munich and 15 large, locally based companies marks an important step toward achieving this goal. “The Munich Business Climate Pact delivers local solutions to global challenges. It makes a significant contribution to reaching the city's climate protection target,” says Deputy Mayor Josef Schmid. “I am very pleased that Munich's big players are now pulling in the same direction as local government as we work toward this goal. That's the only way we can achieve it.”
Initiative launched by the Department of Labor and Economic Development
The 15 companies – among them BMW, Siemens and Allianz – have committed to reducing their CO₂ emissions by 40,000 tons. This will be done by climate protection measures in buildings and production, for example, but also with the aid of improvements in infrastructure and mobility. Backed by the Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) for Munich and Upper Bavaria, the Department of Labor and Economic Development took the initiative in launching the Climate Pact.
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