With 195 nations declaring their support for a final agreement to combat climate change at the United Nation Climate Change Conference (COP21), non-state actors have pledged to take steps to ensure that the new global deal to keep the world’s temperatures under two degrees Celsius is met.

The Paris Pledge for Action demonstrates that non-state actors such as businesses, cities, civil society groups, investors, regions and trade unions welcome the Paris Agreement on climate change and are committed to implementing it. The pledge has been signed by global companies such as Microsoft, Diageo, Tesco and Ericsson, along with a strong coalition made up of 400 businesses, 120 investors and 150 cities that represent 150 million people.

The pledge is a call to action which brings together a multitude of voices agreeing on a single collective statement, “As cities, regions, businesses, investors, civil society groups, trade unions and other signatories, coming from every sector of society and every corner of the world, we realize that dangerous climate change threatens our ability and the ability of future generations to live and thrive in a peaceful and prosperous world.”

As a global renewable energy solutions provider, with over 25 years’ experience in design, engineering, construction and maintenance of wind, solar and hybrid renewable energy projects ranging from 200 kW up to 120 MW, Vergnet welcomes the pledge which promotes key global players presenting a united front to help tackle climate change.