Decarbonization – not a pretty word; but since the G7 summit in Elmau and the international Climate Change Conference in Paris in 2015 it has been on everyone’s lips. To keep the increase in the global average temperature below the upper limit of two degrees Celsius, industrialized countries such as Germany must reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 95 per cent by 2050.
2° is a Mindset
The concept of 2° represents not only an upper limit but also a mindset. The mindset of those who are now taking responsibility and paving the way for limiting the effects of climate change. These pioneers of climate protection include the businesses involved in Foundation 2° who want to lead the way with new business models and low-carbon innovation.
Towards a Low-Carbon Economy
Just as the industries from which these businesses come are different, so are they very different in terms of their scope and approaches to corporate climate protection. However, together they are beginning the journey toward a low-carbon economy, toward a 2° economy which is already demonstrating the opportunities climate protection can offer innovative businesses engaged in long-term thinking.
We would like to motivate others; we invite you to join us – on the way to a 2° economy.