Cummins joins climate-action groups ahead of global summit

Cummins is announcing that it has been accepted into two groups advocating for climate action. That comes just before a global climate change summit starts next week.

The Columbus-based engine manufacturer announced that it has been accepted into the Business Ambition for 1.5 degrees Celsius campaign and the United Nations Race to Zero. The company says that both groups work toward action on climate change now, to prevent future environmental threats, to create jobs and unlock sustainable growth.

Since the 1990s, Cummins has the cut the emissions of particulate matter and nitrogen oxides by more than 95%. The two are key contributors to smog from diesel engines.

Cummins has a goal of reaching targets set out in the Paris Climate Accords by 2030 and to reach zero net emissions by 2050.

The global COP26 climate summit starts in Scotland on Oct. 31.

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