The global scientific community is united in recognizing the urgent need to address greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions because of the role they play in climate change, a real and rapidly growing threat to society and the planet. The impact of climate change is already widespread across both human populations and natural ecosystems. Addressing climate change, and the GHG emissions that contribute to it, requires urgent action and long-term commitments by every segment of society, including the business community. Strategies to reduce GHG emissions, such as setting and meeting aggressive reduction goals, are far more effective over time than attempting to remediate each natural and humanitarian disaster that results from climate change. A combination of technology innovation, market-based policies and evolving consumer habits are necessary to reduce GHG emissions and achieve global climate goals, such as those outlined in the Paris Agreement and Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports.
As a scientific leader, DuPont has an important role to play in this global effort using technology innovation. We focus our research dollars and scientific talent on developing technologies and materials to:
To make rapid progress in reducing greenhouse gas emissions while maintaining sustainable growth and minimizing costs/impact to society, it is essential to maintain consistent, predictable policy and regulatory environments that foster innovation, investment and economic growth.
We Support Climate Policies That:
We agree with the principle that an economywide price on carbon is the best way to use the power of the market to achieve carbon reduction goals, in a simple, coherent and efficient manner. Markets will also spur innovation and create and preserve quality jobs in a growing low-carbon economy.
We are Acting on Climate Change:
We will establish sustainability goals to support the transition to a clean low-carbon economy using the UN Sustainable Development Goals on Affordable and Clean Energy (7) and Climate Action (13) as our inspiration.
We support the Paris climate agreement and will use our voice in the debate to advocate for climate action as demonstrated by our support for the “We Are Still In” campaign and our participation in the CEO Climate Dialogue.
We partner with customers and suppliers to drive sustainable innovation to reduce GHG emissions in our value chains across our businesses. Below are just a few examples of our contributions to a low-carbon economy. Visit dupont.com for more examples and details:
We are committed to bringing our best thinking, fervent action and scientific innovations to market, supporting both the mitigation and adaptation actions needed to address the impacts of climate change.