'Time to step up': Top business leaders demand more 'aggressive' action to create 'fossil-free zones'

Michael Holder
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Paul Polman has become a hugely influential voice for green business worldwide
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Paul Polman has become a hugely influential voice for green business worldwide

Paul Polman, Agder Energi CEO Steffen Syvertsen, and Skift Business Climate Leaders CEO Bjørn K Haugland warn billions of lives stand to be affected by the escalating climate crisis

The global business community must step up and demand governments take a much more aggressive approach to phasing-out fossil fuels in order to tackle the "clear and present danger" posed by the escalating...

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