As the topic of ‘carbon neutrality’ continues to heat up around the world, demands for ‘carbon reduction’ from governments, investment institutions and multinational enterprises are increasingly passing down the chain, which will encourage more enterprises to take substantive actions to accelerate the energy-saving and emission-reduction targets. In line with the global trend, governments in the European Union, the United States and Canada are preparing to adopt a proposal for a Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism which will put a carbon price on imports of a targeted selection of products so that ambitious climate action in such country does not lead to ‘carbon leakage’. Some multinational enterprises are also announcing the ‘carbon reduction commitment’, which aims at reducing the carbon emissions on their global supply chain. For example, a well-known multinational company requires its suppliers to improve energy efficiency and cut emissions, otherwise, the suppliers will face the risk of being removed from the supplier list. Many internationally renowned investment institutions have also taken actions and are committed to ‘emission reduction’ for their investment portfolios.
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