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Alcoa Chairman Alain Belda Among Global Executives Calling for G8 to Lead on Climate Change
Belda Member of Steering Board That Developed CEO Statement
NEW YORK--Alcoa Chairman Alain Belda joined 99 global business leaders last week
in calling for the Group of 8 (G8) leaders to take the lead on climate
change and to commit to halving emissions of greenhouse gases by 2050.
The set of policy recommendations were given to Japan Prime Minister
Yasuo Fukuda, executive chairman of the World Economic Forum, in advance
of the G8 summit scheduled for July 7-9 in Hokkaido, Japan. The
executives also requested that a successor treaty to the Kyoto Protocol
involve all major economies including the U.S., China and India to make
“We know we must address climate change. We
may not have sorted out every detail, but we are willing to take a
leadership position and embrace open dialogue…that
will get us all to our common goals of protecting our world for future
generations,” Mr. Belda said.
Alcoa (NYSE:AA) is the world leader in the production and management of
primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum and alumina combined, through its
active and growing participation in all major aspects of the industry.
Alcoa serves the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and
construction, commercial transportation and industrial markets, bringing
design, engineering, production and other capabilities of Alcoa's
businesses to customers. In addition to aluminum products and components
including flat-rolled products, hard alloy extrusions, and forgings,
Alcoa also markets Alcoa® wheels, fastening
systems, precision and investment castings, and building systems. The
Company has 97,000 employees in 34 countries and has been named one of
the top most sustainable corporations in the world at the World Economic
Forum in Davos, Switzerland. More information can be found at www.alcoa.com