[One Planet Summit] SUEZ reaffirms its climate commitments
Two years to the day after the Paris agreement was adopted, SUEZ is taking part in the One Planet Summit in Paris on 12 December 2017, and in the World Efficiency Summit, from 12 to 14 December 2017. The summits will address the way in which players in public and private finance can innovate in order to support and speed up the joint fight against climate change.
Multi-player action: the only solution to contain the rise in temperature
Scientists are unanimous: it will difficult to keep temperatures below 2°C. There is an urgent need to accelerate. That is why SUEZ has signed up to the resource revolution – to designing and marketing products and services based on the circular economy approach. Because the circular economy offers a growth model that uses fewer natural resources and emits less CO2.
Since 2015 SUEZ has set itself a tough roadmap, combined with targets such as doubling volumes of recycled plastic and increasing production of secondary raw materials by 20%, and the aim to help our customers limit their CO2 emissions by more than 60 million tonnes by 2021. SUEZ is also committed to protecting water as it is undeniably the resource the worst hit by climate change.
Vital issues are at stake. I am convinced that to meet the urgency of accelerating climate change we must adopt a multi-player approach. Only by working with cities, manufacturers, sponsors and institutions can the challenge be rised.