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Why Sign?

It is more important than ever for the business voice in support of action of climate change to be heard.  The Climate Declaration is a call to action from leading American businesses, urging the public, policymakers and business leaders to seize the economic opportunity in tackling climate change.

By signing the Declaration, your company joins a growing list of leading companies that know that there is a tremendous opportunity to be had in tackling this challenge.

Why now?

There has never been stronger evidence that climate change is real and happening. Climate change is communities across the globe and having a real economic impact on businesses, governments and municipalities. The science is clear: climate change is here and the time to act is now!

Strong Presidential Commitment

The President has made clear tackling climate change is a priority for his second term as evidenced by the Administration’s Climate Action Plan.

International Climate Agreement

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change is working toward agreement on an international climate treaty in 2015. The U.S. must show leadership on this issue if negotiations are to be successful.

Climate Changes Impacts Being Felt

The impacts and economic losses of extreme weather such as Superstorm Sandy have led politicians on both sides of the aisle to openly link increasing extreme weather to a changing climate.

Strong Public Support

Recent findings of the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication make it clear that more Americans support action to address climate change and encourage a clean energy economy. Eighty-three percent of respondents believe corporations and industry should be doing more to address global warming.

"Why We Signed" Blogs

To celebrate the One Year Anniversary of the Climate Declaration, many company signatories published blogs explaining why climate change matters to their business and why they signed the Climate Declaration. Read the blogs below to learn more.

GM

GM and the Climate Declaration: Why We Signed

As we’ve said time and again, there is economic opportunity in tackling climate change. That’s why General Motors became the first automaker last year to sign the Climate Declaration. By putting our signature on the dotted line, we committed to working toward a more sustainable business that retains the best interests of our customers and stakeholders while protecting the environment.

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Symantec

Symantec: Celebrating the One Year Anniversary of the Climate Declaration

At Symantec, we are convinced that a strong, international coalition of governments, businesses, and civil society organizations is required to effectively address climate challenges. We are therefore proud to be signatories of the Climate Declaration...

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Microsoft

Microsoft: Celebrating One Year with the Climate Declaration

At Microsoft, we believe that climate change is a serious issue that demands immediate, worldwide attention. We are dedicated to reducing our impact on the environment, and are doing so through organizational commitments like carbon neutrality, and through public-private partnerships like President Obama’s Climate Data Initiative.

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Aspen Snowmass

Aspen Snowmass: Why We Signed The #ClimateDeclaration

One year ago Aspen Skiing Company signed BICEP’s Climate Declaration asserting that there was real economic opportunity for American business when policies reducing the impacts of climate change were instituted.

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Levis

Levi Strauss & Co.: Renewing Our Support of the Climate Declaration

Levi Strauss & Co. recognizes that human-produced greenhouse gas emissions are a key contributor to climate change. Climate change mitigation is vital to the long-term success of our business, as well as the health and well-being of the people who make and buy our products in countries around the world.

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Barclay's Thornton Tomasetti

Thortnon Tomasetti Celebrates the Climate Declaration's Anniversary

Thornton Tomasetti is proud to be a signatory of the Climate Declaration and we continue to do our part to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through our core business practices. We were the first primarily structural engineering firm to join the American Institute of Architects 2030 Commitment to support the vision of carbon-neutral buildings by 2030.

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