Wyandotte, Michigan -- BASF announced that it will offer member cities of the Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI) its spray polyurethane foam (SPF) roofing.
The announcement coincides with the CCI's efforts to make energy-efficient and clean-energy technologies available to 1100 cities. These benefits were previously only available to the C40 Large Cities Climate Leadership Group -- a group of 40 of the world's largest cities that are working in concert to fight climate change, said BASF, in a 20 Nov statement.
"Climate change is a global issue that we must address immediately if we are to reverse its catastrophic effects," said Clinton in the statement.
"By offering these products at a discounted rate, we can ensure that more cities and citizens have access to them and that the market for clean energy technology will grow. Together, I hope that we can have a measurable impact on greenhouse gas emissions around the world," he added.
"SPF roofing provides insulation that reduces energy consumption, and in turn, greenhouse gas emissions," said Joel Johnson, general manager, of BASF Polyurethane Foam Enterprises, in the statement. "We're extremely pleased to be associated with the Clinton Climate Initiative and to help CCI achieve their goals," he added.
Former President Bill Clinton launched the CCI in August 2006 with the mission of fighting against climate change in practical, measurable and significant ways, according to the statement. (ss)