Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook on Saturday referred to as on governments and companies to implement stronger local weather targets beginning subsequent yr, throughout remarks at the United Nations’ Climate Ambition Summit.
“We call on companies and governments around the world to do all we can to make 2021 the year we turn the corner for good,” Cook mentioned, in keeping with ready remarks seen by Reuters.
Cook didn’t name for particular objectives throughout his remarks however disclosed that Apple is helping 95 of its suppliers to transition to renewable power, up from a determine of 70 disclosed in July. The iPhone maker earlier this yr mentioned it has turn out to be carbon-neutral for its company operations and set out plans to make its full provide chain and product lineup carbon-neutral by 2030.
The summit is being held on the fifth anniversary of the worldwide Paris local weather settlement and forward of UN talks subsequent yr in Glasgow, Scotland.
US President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the Paris Agreement in 2017. Cook publicly criticised the withdrawal as “wrong for our planet,” although he didn’t identify Trump in his criticism.
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