Business Leaders Commit to Energy Goals

Paul Polman, chief executive of Unilever, called for private sector financing to address climate change during The International New York Times Energy for Tomorrow conference in Paris.

Paul Polman, chief executive of Unilever, called for private sector financing to address climate change during The International New York Times Energy for Tomorrow conference in Paris.

NYT-PARIS — Unilever. Total. Bank of America. Patagonia. Ikea. Some of the world’s largest companies — and brands — announced their commitment on Tuesday to cutting carbon emissions and participating in practices that would support sustainable energy.

Speaking at The New York Times Energy for Tomorrow conference, being held in concurrence with the international climate talks outside Paris, executives from a number of companies said they accepted the need to help reduce the carbon dioxide emissions blamed for global warming.

Also, representatives of the Chinese government, the world’s No. 1 carbon emitter, released new climate goals that called for a substantial buildup of alternative energy sources like wind and solar.

Also, representatives of the Chinese government, the world’s No. 1 carbon emitter, released new climate goals that called for a substantial buildup of alternative energy sources like wind and solar.

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