MI­CROSOFT PLEDGES TO CUT EMIS­SIONS BY 75%

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Mi­crosoft Corp. joined a grow­ing num­ber of com­pa­nies pledg­ing to curb their emis­sions in line with the in­ter­na­tional ef­forts to keep global warm­ing to no more than 2 C. The world’s big­gest soft­ware com­pany by rev­enue set a new tar­get to cut car­bon diox­ide by 75 per cent be­tween 2013 and 2030, which is sci­en­tif­i­cally aligned with the land­mark Paris Agree­ment, ac­cord­ing to a blog post­ing Tues­day by Mi­crosoft Pres­i­dent Brad Smith, pic­tured. The an­nounce­ment was made dur­ing the United Na­tions an­nual cli­mate con­fer­ence, where a group of busi­nesses and U. S. state lead­ers have voiced sup­port for the Paris deal de­spite Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s plan to with­draw. Mi­crosoft’s new tar­get builds on pre­vi­ous goals to in­crease its use of re­new­able en­ergy and set an in­ter­nal car­bon price.

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