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Schneider Electric on carbon pricing and keeping within 2 degrees

December 19, 2015

Schneider Electric, the energy management company operating in more than 100 countries, is a firm believer that a price on carbon is needed.

Without a price on carbon, the Paris Agreement goal of preventing the globe's average temperature from rising more than 2 degrees Celsius would be difficult to achieve, said Aurélie Jardin of Schneider Electric, speaking with GreenBiz Chairman Joel Makower in an interview in Paris during COP21. Click the video to hear their conversation.

"We consider that putting a price on carbon will be one of the key parameters to achieving the target of a 2 degrees maximum increase in temperature," she said.

Schneider joined the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition, a group of 25 business groups representing an astounding 6.5 million companies who stepped forth during the COP21 climate negotiations to call for a price on carbon and to pledge to build a low carbon economy.

As a consultant on wise energy management and energy conservation, Schneider believes that energy efficiency is the first and best way to reduce carbon emissions.

"We want to make sure that governments, global leaders and companies are aware that solutions are ready to fight climate change, to reduce energy consumption," Jardin said.