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It is time to reconsider our actions in the battle to combat climate change

Since the signing of the Paris Agreement at COP21, I have been invited to several global events to discuss the text and its impact on business. I have noticed that when it comes to defining the targets for business, the largest focus is generally on Article 2: "the increase in the global average temperature to below two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius." A lot of discussions are based around this statement, looking at the real effect on 'such and such' measures, timing issues, the cross-implications of different measures on each other, challenging the baseline chosen to calculate the increase etc. Som

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