17 december 2015

Veolia signs the Paris Pledge for Action

Veolia has signed the Paris Pledge for Action for the climate on December 16th. Through this appeal, the French presidency of COP21 invites non-state actors - organizations, companies, regions, cities and investors - to concretely engage in the implementation of the Paris agreement adopted on 12 December 2015.

Paris Pledge for Action


COP21 ended with the adoption of a universal and historic climate agreement. In signing the Paris Pledge on 16 December, Veolia undertakes to take action to implement the Paris agreement. The Group is reaffirming its commitment[1] to supporting the transition to a low-carbon economy.

« "The whole world needs the support of non-state actors to meet the challenges of climate change and sustainable development. A maximum number of organizations must adhere to and join the Paris Pledge to ensure that the commitments made by governments in Paris are met and even exceeded during implementation," said Laurent Fabius, France’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, and President of COP21.

 

More:

> The Paris Pledge
> The Paris agreement adopted on 12 December 2015, access to
UN Climate Change website
> Veolia climate commitments and solutions

 

Date of publication : 17 December 2015

 
[1]Veolia had already committed to fighting global warming and to promoting the transition to a low carbon economy along with 78 CEOs of major international groups, and is one of 39 major French company signatories to a Climate Manifesto.