Thirteen US Companies Sign on to White House Climate Change Pledge

The Obama administration’s attempts to cut US carbon emissions by 6bn tons by 2030 were boosted on Monday, when 13 of the country’s largest companies added their names to the American Business Act on Climate Pledge.
Among them were Goldman Sachs, Google, Microsoft, Apple, Walmart, Coca-Cola, Cargill and Alcoa. While many of the commitments under the pledge were not new, the White House stated that the news showed the private sector to be “committed to stepping up and doing its part in taking on this global challenge”.