Corporate greenwashing—misusing ‘net zero’ pledges

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Publication Info: ISSN 2628-7641

Date of Publication: March 9

Year of Publication: 2023

Publication City: Falkensee, Germany

Publisher: Social Europe Publishing & Consulting

Author(s): Lindsay Otis

Companies are making ‘carbon neutral’ claims based on dubious emissions offsetting and ‘insetting’—rather than actual cuts.

We cannot afford any more missteps if we are to achieve the goal set out in the Paris Agreement of limiting global heating to a maximum of 1.5C above pre-industrial times, so as to maintain a habitable planet. Society must collectively treat the climate crisis with the urgency it deserves, shifting to a green economy first and foremost by decarbonising production and consumption.

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