General Motors Is First Automaker to Sign “Climate Declaration”
The declaration, which will be signed by a total of 40 major US manufacturers, will be calling for policymakers to address climate change by promoting clean energy, boosting efficiency and limiting carbon emissions, GM said in a statement.
“We want to be a change agent in the auto industry,” said Mike Robinson, GM vice president of Sustainability and Global Regulatory Affairs. “As our world faces issues like congestion and climate change, we are at the forefront in transforming the way we move, from building more efficient vehicles to partnering with car-sharing startup Relay Rides.”
Already building fuel-efficient vehicles, GM is investing up to $40 million in the Chevrolet Carbon Reduction Initiative and plans to reduce energy intensity from its facilities with 20 percent by 2020.