Best Buy Says ‘We Are Still In’ to Paris Climate Agreement

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December 10, 2020

Suzanne HilkerStaff Writer

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Ahead of the fifth anniversary of the Paris Climate Agreement on Dec. 12, Best Buy has joined with 1,300 other organizations to sign onto the “We Are Still In” joint statement in support of climate action.

The statement speaks to measures the incoming Biden administration can take, including and beyond re-entry into the Paris Climate Agreement. It emphasizes the need for just and equitable solutions for climate while providing economic recovery. Signatories include cities, universities, businesses, tribal nations and cultural institutions, spanning all 50 states.

“This is a critical time for climate action and we feel that cross-sector partnership is key to solving the climate crisis,” said Tim Dunn, Best Buy’s head of environmental sustainability. “As a leader in sustainability, it’s important that we state our support for climate action.”

Best Buy first signed onto a “We Are Still In” joint statement in 2019. It is the largest and most diverse coalition established for climate action in the U.S.

Our climate action

We are doing our part to address climate change by setting an aggressive, science-based goal to reduce carbon emissions within our operations 75% by 2030. Further, we joined The Climate Pledge, committing to being carbon neutral by 2040.

CDP recently named Best Buy to its prestigious Climate A List for the fourth consecutive year.

About the Paris Climate Agreement

At COP21 in Paris, on Dec. 12, 2015, a landmark agreement was reached by parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The agreement forged by public and private sectors, outlined a global pact to keep global warming well below 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit), with a target of below 1.5 C (2.7 F). Net zero emissions are the ultimate goal. The U.S. filed its intent to withdraw from the agreement on Nov. 4, 2019.

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Click here for more information about Best Buy’s sustainability efforts.