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Response to Apple’s Announcement to be Carbon Neutral by 2030

by Valentina Stackl

July 21, 2020

Greenpeace USA welcomes Apple’s commitment to reduce its carbon emissions to help prevent further catastrophic climate change--the impacts of which will fall most on Black, Brown, and Indigenous communities.

In response to Apple’s announcement to be carbon neutral by 2030, Greenpeace USA Senior Corporate Campaigner, Elizabeth Jardim said:

“Greenpeace USA welcomes Apple’s commitment to reduce its carbon emissions to help prevent further catastrophic climate change–the impacts of which will fall most on Black, Brown, and Indigenous communities. This commitment is a significant step up from what we’ve seen from Apple in the past.

“In 2014, Apple was the first major company to commit to power its supply chain with 100% renewable energy, and today we see progress toward that goal. As with all ‘carbon neutral’ or ‘carbon negative’ goals, it is critical to see detailed plans for how the company will pursue deep decarbonization rather than a reliance on offsetting or weak nature-based carbon removal initiatives [1].

“The world’s largest and most profitable companies must act swiftly to minimize their reliance on fossil fuels throughout their operations by 2030 at the latest. They must at the same time support strong climate policies like the Green New Deal, a managed decline of fossil fuel production, and a just and equitable transition for workers and communities.”  

 

[1] https://www.greenpeace.org.uk/news/the-biggest-problem-with-carbon-offsetting-is-that-it-doesnt-really-work/

 

Contact: Valentina Stackl, [email protected], +1 (734) 276 6260

Valentina Stackl

By Valentina Stackl

Valentina Stackl is a multi-lingual and multi-cultural communications specialist and storyteller. As Senior Communications Officer, Valentina works on Democracy (including criminalization of protest) and Climate for media, storytelling, and other communications projects.

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