Hundreds of U.S. businesses voice support for climate agreement

More than 360 U.S. businesses have signed a statement renewing private-sector support for the Paris agreement on climate change — including General Mills, eBay, Intel and dozens of other Fortune 500 companies.

The statement, released November 16 during the climate summit in Marrakesh, Morocco, reads “implementing the Paris Agreement will enable and encourage businesses and investors to turn the billions of dollars in existing low-carbon investments into the trillions of dollars the world needs to bring clean energy and prosperity to all.”

Lara Birkes, chief sustainability officer of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, says, “The Paris Agreement was a vital step forward, but its power is in our collective action.”

During the same conference, Secretary of State John Kerry praised the Paris deal as a framework that is “built to last.”

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