Coalition seeks to strengthen national climate plans, end new coal power development, and align policies with a 1.5°C trajectory
Oakland, CA – October 7, 2021 – Vigilent, the leading provider of Dynamic Cooling Management™ systems, today announced its support for the We Mean Business Coalition, which is working to catalyze business and policy action to halve emissions by 2030 and accelerate an inclusive transition to a global net-zero economy by 2050. The action is timed with the upcoming G20 and COP26 talks.
Vigilent uses artificial intelligence and data-driven insights to reduce the amount of power required to efficiently cool heat-producing data centers and telecom exchanges, thus reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
“Vigilent always stands ready to answer the call when it comes to highlighting the dangers of climate change, and supporting ambitious efforts to address it,” said Mark Housley, Vigilent CEO. “Data centers are foundational to the information economy, and it is imperative that we run them sustainably to protect the future of our planet.”
The We Mean Business Coalition united 600+ companies to urge G20 countries to:
- Strengthen national climate plans to cut global emissions in half by 2030 and achieve net-zero emissions no later than 2050
- End new coal power development and financing immediately and plan to phase out coal-fired power generation, while promoting electrification of transport and uptake of renewable energy
- Align public finance, COVID-19 recovery spending, and fiscal policies with a 1.5°C trajectory
The coalition and its supporters are urging the world’s biggest economies to deliver on the existing commitment of $100 billion in climate finance annually for developing countries, to end fossil fuel subsidies by 2025, and to put a price on carbon.
Read the We Mean Business Coalition press release.
Vigilent is pioneering the use of IoT and artificial intelligence to deliver dynamic cooling management in mission-critical environments. Vigilent increases reliability, unlocks stranded capacity, and reduces operating costs in hundreds of data center and telecom facilities worldwide. Our mission is to increase the profitability of our customers and create a more sustainable planet.