Joint Business Statement Supporting Global Climate Strike
We are businesses that have come together in support of the Global Climate Strikes in September 2019. The intent of the statement is to clearly demonstrate in one voice our concern for the gravity of the climate crisis and to stand with the youth demanding bold action on global climate policy. It will appear in media, on websites, on social media.
The climate crisis is an existential threat to people and the planet, with the most vulnerable populations being hit first and hardest. Our actions in the next 18 months will be critical to determining the future of our planet. We must drastically change way we make, grow, and build things. We must change the way we travel, live, eat, and power our communities. We must change the way we do business.
It’s time for an end to the age of fossil fuels.
As business leaders, we are committed to being accountable for, and reducing our impact on the planet. But we know that’s not enough. We stand with the youth climate movement in demanding urgent action on climate change.
The global youth climate movement is sounding the alarm on the climate crisis. For the past year students around the world have organized school strikes demanding bold action on climate. This September they are calling on all of us to join them. As businesses committed to sustainability and climate action, we are answering that call by joining and amplifying the #ClimateStrike.