US corporate giants oppose Trump’s views on climate change at Miami Summit | GBRI

While the Trump administration is busy promoting fossil fuels, rolling back Obama-era pro-environment policies and ignoring climate change, the country’s corporate giants are increasingly choosing to ignore the US president’s skeptical stance on climate change and moving ahead towards their own environmental goals.

Several big names like Walmart, General Motors, Ford and Mars, appeared this week at the second annual Companies v Climate Change conference in Miami to showcase their progress and reinforce their belief that sustainability and other green targets can be achieved irrespective of the policies and purpose of the White House.

“We were disappointed [the] US pulled out of Paris, but what’s so great is what companies can do to make a difference,” said Zach Freeze, senior director for strategic initiatives in sustainability at Walmart, the first retailer to announce science-based targets for emissions reductions and a key signatory to the We Are Still In declaration that followed Trump’s Paris withdrawal.

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