WASHINGTON – Today, global tech trade association ITI announced its participation in the United Nations’ Race to Zero campaign as an Accelerator. As governments across the world work to implement the goals of COP26, ITI’s involvement in the Race to Zero campaign advances its commitment to continuing the call for climate leadership on a healthy, resilient, net-zero carbon recovery that prevents future threats, creates green jobs, and unlocks inclusive, sustainable growth.
“Mitigating climate change requires global cooperation among consumers, businesses and governments,” said ITI’s President and CEO Jason Oxman. “On behalf of the technology industry, ITI is proud to join the Race to Zero and further our commitment to combat climate change and support global efforts to lower emissions.”
The Race to Zero campaign brings together non-government actors across the world to take action to halve global emissions by 2030 and move toward a net-zero carbon future. As a Race to Zero Accelerator, ITI will support the growth of the campaign, support its members’ efforts to make strong and credible climate commitments, take immediate actions towards zero emissions in the tech sector, and amplify the message of reducing global carbon emissions.
Many ITI member companies have also joined the campaign individually, including: Accenture, Adobe, Akamai, Amazon, Apple, Autodesk, Dell, EY, Facebook, Google, Grant Thornton, HPE, HP, IBM, Iron Mountain, Mastercard, Microsoft, Oracle, Salesforce, SAP, Schneider Electric, Siemens, Twitter, Yahoo!, Visa and Xerox.
ITI is an important industry voice in advancing environment and sustainability policy, including efforts to combat climate change. Most recently, ITI supported COP26 efforts to building a sustainable low carbon future and tech industry’s involvement to achieve a carbon neutral future in several different fields.