Climate change is a global challenge that requires long-term commitment and action by every segment of society. A combination of technology,
market-based and policy solutions will be necessary to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and achieve climate goals, such as those of the
The chemical industry and innovations in chemistry are part of the climate change solution. As a significant manufacturing sector, we are continuously improving the energy efficiency and intensity of our own operations. And we are putting our brightest minds to work developing transformational technologies that cut emissions, improve energy efficiency and enable a socially, environmentally and economically sustainable future.
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Chemistry and the Global Climate Agreement
At the 2015 Conference of the Parties (COP-21) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), world leaders agreed to a global action plan known as the Paris Agreement. The Agreement is designed to curb greenhouse gas emissions and mobilize global political will to address the climate change challenge. Successful implementation of the Paris Agreement hinges in large part on contributions from the private sector. For global chemical manufacturers, that means continuing to do what we do best: innovate. Innovation requires a consistent, supportive policy and regulatory environment to reach its full potential and to allow industry to develop and implement solutions to address global sustainability challenges.
Helping Others Become Champions Of Life Cycle Assessment
ICCA has developed a set of guidelines that employ life cycle assessment to help companies and their value chain customers achieve a better understanding of the avoided greenhouse gas emissions of their products.
OUR PARTNERS IN SUSTAINABILITY
Achieving ambitious sustainability goals requires that industry, governments, academia and others work together. Our partners in sustainability have played a key role in helping industry improve the way we assess our environmental performance, and they have helped us better identify and communicate the vast potential chemical products hold in helping countries meet and exceed their sustainability objectives.