Apple, Google and Microsoft signed a letter of support for the Paris Agreement
03.12.2019 0 Comments
The Donald Trump administration is probably already withdrawing from the Paris Agreement, but a significant part of technology companies are opposed to this decision. CEOs of many companies, including giants such as Apple, Adobe, Google, HP, Microsoft and Tesla, have signed the United For the Paris Agreement letter calling for continued compliance with climate change commitments. According to them, the international agreement “will strengthen US competitiveness by helping the country pave the way for technologies that open up an environmentally friendly future.” It also sets “clear goals” that help plan and drive innovation.
It is noteworthy that neither Amazon nor Facebook appeared in the list of companies that signed the letter. Facebook has made quite stringent commitments to protect the environment, planning to completely transfer its activities to renewable energy sources by the end of 2020. Amazon, on the other hand, has been criticized for inefficient use of resources and the lack of a clear strategy on climate change. Although the company itself hopes that by 2030 it will halve its carbon dioxide emissions from the delivery of its goods.
Supporters of the Paris Agreement also do not include the largest mobile operators AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile. The only exception is Verizon. This letter is not binding on anything and is unlikely to convince the White House to change its decision. Nevertheless, it makes it clear which companies do not stand aside the problem of climate change.