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Don’t Be Fooled by ‘Net Zero’ Pledges

Dean Rachel Kyte writes about the need for clear net zero qualifications, via an op-ed for The Washington Post.

The past few months have seen a giddying flurry of countries and companies committing to achieving “net zero” carbon emissions by mid-century. But upon examining the fine print of some of the announcements, all is not what it seems. These pledges are too often based on a confused understanding of what net zero means.

Without clarification — and real enforcement — net zero will become an empty slogan that governments, corporations and investors can use to greenwash emissions as usual.

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