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Sharpening the cutting edge: Corporate action for a strong, low-carbon economy

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This report assesses how companies have fared in addressing the “cutting-edge issues” identified in our 2004 report A Climate of Innovation. The experiences of our corporate partners illustrate important progress and barriers.

The window of opportunity to effectively respond to climate change is now. Leading scientists warn that global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions must begin to decline in ten years if we are to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. The United States is at a clear decision point. The scale of the climate challenge, paired with the investments needed to respond to a deep global recession, represent a unique opportunity to shift to a low-carbon economy that can provide a stronger, safer and more sustainable future. As users and producers of goods and services, businesses are central to an effective climate change response.

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