Asian Firms Pledge Loyalty to Paris Accord on Climate

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From The Wall Street Journal:

“Top companies in Asia say they are standing behind the Paris climate accord reached last year, regardless of what path the U.S. takes.

That includes at least one major producer of palm oil, a product whose plantations are often associated with deforestation and air pollution caused by the burning of land to make way for them.

“We will continue to emphasize our priorities and keep climate at the top of the agenda,” John Hartmann, chief executive Cargill Tropical Palm Holdings Pte. Ltd., wrote in an email.

A subsidiary of U.S. commodities giant Cargill Inc., with palm-oil plantations in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea, Cargill Tropical Palm says it remains committed to efforts to prevent deforestation and invest in renewable energy sources.”

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