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Companies Worth $2 Trillion Are Calling for a Green Recovery

The choices governments make on how to spend their rescue packages will affect the environment for decades to come

     

Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

A group of companies worth a combined $2.4 trillion have added their voice to a growing chorus calling for the economic recovery from the coronavirus to be green.

Adobe Inc., Unilever NV and more than 150 other companies have signed a statement asking officials to ensure their response to the pandemic is “grounded in bold climate action” and to prioritize moving to “a green economy by aligning policies and recovery plans with the latest climate science.”