Salesforce believes that the United States must take action to avoid the most devastating impacts of the climate crisis. The IPCC's recently released climate report states that the world is 'code red for humanity.' This urgent call for action means that the United States must reduce emissions now to avoid the most devastating impacts of the climate emergency.
Salesforce today announced its support of the climate investments outlined in the proposed reconciliation package, recognizing the critical returns they will deliver for the economy, the climate, and global communities.
Salesforce is committed to the global goal of achieving a just and equitable transition to Net Zero, in line with a 1.5°C degree future. The company also supports the goals of the Paris Agreement and the most recent commitment by the United States to reduce emissions by 50-52% by 2030 and achieve Net Zero by 2050.
The climate-focused elements of the proposed reconciliation package represent significant strides toward delivering on this commitment - decarbonizing the nation's infrastructure, prioritizing high-quality, good-paying jobs, investing in community resilience, and advancing environmental justice to deliver a sustainable future.
Salesforce has been committed to a clean energy future since 2013. The company will meet a target of using 100% renewable energy this year, with a larger, long-term energy goal of building a future where renewable energy is powering the world around-the-clock. In addition, the company is a vocal supporter of the Clean Electricity Performance Programwhich, along with renewable energy tax credits and needed investments in transmission infrastructure, would create an efficient, 21st Century electricity grid and is expected to place the United States on track to meet an 80% clean electricity target by 2030.
Salesforce also supports the proposed Civilian Climate Corps as an opportunity to create hundreds of thousands of climate jobs and enhance efforts - especially in underserved communities - to fight climate change. From installing solar panels and weatherizing buildings, to building trails and restoring natural ecosystems, to helping prevent catastrophic wildfires, the Civilian Climate Corps would put Americans to work building a sustainable and equitable future.
And, Salesforce recognizes the critical role of enhancing community resilience in the face of climate change. As climate change and sea-level rise accelerate, extreme weather events are becoming more intense and frequent, and communities of color are experiencing the worst impacts of these disasters. A robust investment in coastal restoration and resilience projects would create high-quality, good-paying jobs-coastal restoration work is labor-intensive, with jobs that cannot be mechanized or exported-and sequester carbon, all while protecting coastal communities from the escalating climate crisis.
Nature plays a critical role in combating climate change, which is why Salesforce is committed to conserving, restoring and growing 100 million trees by 2030 in partnership with 1T.org. And is why the company also continues to advocate for investments in conservation, drought, and forestry programs that would sequester carbon emissions, enhance forestry management, and improve wildfire resilience and recovery.
We need action, collaboration and investments now to step up to the urgent challenge of climate change. Salesforce is committed to advancing science-based climate policy - from reconciliation to the bipartisan infrastructure package - that puts the United States on track for a 1.5° future.
It's easy to focus on the cost of climate action, but the increasing severity and frequency of unprecedented, deadly and costly extreme weather events make it crystal clear that the cost of inaction is far higher.
Learn more about Salesforce's commitment to climate action here.
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