Major companies join first movers coalition to tackle climate crisis at COP26

Launched at COP26, FMC is a platform with more than 25 founding members for building private-sector demand to drive innovation and create clean energy manufacturing jobs.

U.S. President Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Tuesday announced bold steps to push the United States’ clean energy economy forward and create good-paying jobs. In addition to the U.S. Methane Emissions Reduction Action Plan, the President also announced that the U.S. is collaborating with other countries to drive innovation and de-carbonization, including through the First Movers Coalition (FMC), which has received strong industry support. 

Launched at COP26, FMC is a platform with more than 25 founding members for building private-sector demand to drive innovation and create clean energy manufacturing jobs.

U.S. President Joseph R. Biden Jr. (right) with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada at the COP26 Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, November 2, 2021. 
U.S. President Joseph R. Biden Jr. (right) with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada at the COP26 Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, November 2, 2021.

See below for what FMC founding members are saying:

Agility: “The critical climate target of 1.5C can only be reached if we accelerate & scale new #technologies.@Agilityhas signed up to the First Movers’ Coalition to commit to buying low-carbon #tech by 2030. Find out more about the launch with @wef : https://wef.ch/3bthDDp @whitehouse” [Tweet, 11/2/21]

A.P. Moller – Maersk: “In the presence of @vonderleyenand @POTUS and alongside global business leaders @maerskexecutive Henriette Hallberg Thygesen today signed us up for the First Movers’ Coalition to commit to buying low-carbon products by 2030.” [Tweet, 11/2/21]

Apple, Vice President Lisa P. Jackson: “We must each do our part to protect the planet. Apple is joining @POTUS @ClimateEnvoy @wef & our partners at #COP26 as part of the First Movers Coalition to help accelerate new decarbonization technologies. Earth globe Americas.” [Tweet, 11/2/21]

Amazon, Public Policy: “We have signed up to the First Movers’ Coalition to commit to buying low-carbon products by 2030 and encourage other companies join us in the effort to engage with suppliers to create more fuel alternatives.”[Tweet, 11/2/21]

Bain & Company: “In our latest blog for @wef, we explore how overcoming common obstacles in operating models and product development can help #CPGs build more sustainable brands. https://atbain.co/3w8En5l#COP26” [Tweet, 11/2/21]

Boston Consulting Group: “The critical #climate target of 1.5°C can only be reached if we accelerate and scale new technologies. We have signed up to the First Movers’ Coalition to commit to buying low-carbon products by 2030. Find out more about the launch with @wef.https://wef.ch/3bthDDp @WhiteHouse” [Tweet, 11/2/21]

Dalmia Bharat Group: “Our thought leader, Mr MahendraSinghi, MD & CEO, @MyDalmiaCement had the honour of meeting @POTUS and discussed the critical climate change target of 1.5C. We signed up to the First Movers Coalition with @wef to commit to buying low-carbon products by 2030. #COP26 @WhiteHouse” [Tweet, 11/2/21]

E3G, CEO Nick Mabey: “US President Biden outlines how “first movers coalition” of 25 major companies to commercialise zero carbon solutions in steel, concrete etcusing US government’s huge purchasing power to build markets. Important move to go beyond R&D to build reliable demand. #COP26” [Tweet, 11/2/21]

Fortescue Future Industries: “We are proud to be a founding member of the First Movers Coalition leading from the front to act on climate change. #ThePowerOfNow#COP26” [Tweet, 11/2/21]

Holcim, CEO Jan Jenisch: “The net-zero transition requires unprecedented collaboration across value chains. The First Movers Coalition can achieve this. Together we can grow the demand for today’s net-zero solutions to invest more in next-generation technologies for breakthrough impact. As a founding member, Holcim is committed to taking action on both the demand and supply side. This means buying more net-zero vehicles as well as growing our range of solutions to enable net-zero construction, starting with our ECOPact green concrete.” [Tweet, 11/2/21]

Johnson Controls: “The critical climate target of 1.5C can only be reached if we accelerate and scale new technologies. We have signed up to the First Movers’ Coalition to commit to driving forward new decarbonization technologies. Find out more about the launch with @wef” [Tweet, 11/2/21]

SSAB: “Also we have signed-up to the First Movers Coalition with @WEF and are committed to purchase decarbonizing technologies to accelerate the push to meet climate goals.#COP26 #FossilFreeSteel @POTUS @WhiteHouse” [Tweet, 11/2/21]

Trane Technologies: “We agree that we need more action now. Trane Technologies signed-up to the First Movers Coalition with @wef and commit to buying new decarbonizing technologies by 2030 or sooner to accelerate the push to meet climate goals. #COP26 @whitehouse” [Tweet, 11/2/21]

Trafigura: “We support President Biden’s call for strong demand signals to stimulate investment in low carbon technologies. @Trafigura is a founding member of the First Movers Coalition with @wef and will commit to action to decarbonise shipping at 4 Nov launch at #COP26” [ Tweet, 11/2/21]

Vattenfall Group, CEO Anna Borg: “I had the honour of meeting @POTUS we agree that we need more action now. Vattenfall signed-up to the First Movers Coalition with @wefand commit to buying new decarbonizing technologies by 2030 or sooner to accelerate the push to meet climate goals. #COP26 @whitehouse” [Tweet, 11/2/21]

Volvo Group: “Today, our CEO met @POTUS at #COP26 – and they agreed that more action is needed, now. @VolvoGroup has signed up to the First Movers Coalition with @wef and committed to buying new decarbonizing technologies by 2030 to accelerate the push to meet climate goals. @WhiteHouse” [Tweet, 11/3/21]

Yara International: “The critical climate target of 1.5C can only be reached if we accelerate and scale new technologies. We are a founding partner of the First Movers’ Coalition.” [Tweet, 11/2/21]

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