Carbon Ratings assigned to major automakers.

September 15, 2020

zero-carbon 2030 has initiated Carbon Ratings on nine major auto-manufacturers based in Europe, Japan, Korea, and the US. The Carbon Ratings assigned are in the D+ to C- range – at the lower end of our rating scale, indicating that there is significant work to be done broadly across the automotive sector to transition to a low-carbon economy.

In addition to automakers individually needing to take faster, bolder action on climate change, the sector needs to support climate policies that align with the Paris Agreement target to limit the average global temperature rise this century to well below 2º C above pre-industrial levels. Present efforts to oppose positive climate policy initiatives – for example, fuel efficiency and reduced emissions standards – have weighed down the Carbon Ratings of some companies in this sector.

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