BASF supports the global climate protection agreement
The Paris Agreement, a global climate protection accord adopted at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference COP 21, entered into force on November 4, 2016. Ahead of the Paris meeting, BASF had called repeatedly for an ambitious global agreement that reflects the long-term objective of limiting global warming to below 2°C. We welcome and support all steps required for a swift and effective implementation of the agreement.
B20 task force on Energy, Resource Efficiency and Sustainability
The G20 states emit around three-quarters of global CO2 emissions and therefore play a significant role in the implementation of the Paris Agreement on climate change. In the context of Germany’s G20 presidency a task force of the Business 20 (company representatives of the 20 states) chaired by Kurt Bock, former Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF, has prepared recommendations on energy, climate and resource efficiency for policymakers. During the Argentinian presidency of the G20/B20 process in 2018, BASF co-chaired the task force on Energy, Climate & Resource Efficiency and Sustainability and advocated intensively for ambitious global climate action in this context. The most recent recommendations of the task force were handed over to the G20 in October 2018.