Most countries net-zero carbon targets are often ‘greenwashing exercise,’ claims Oxfam

Barry White

A new report published this week by the international charity Oxfam https://oxfamilibrary.openrepository.com/bitstream/handle/10546/621205/bp-net-zero-land-food-equity-030821-en.pdf says governments and companies are “hiding behind unreliable, unproven and unrealistic carbon removal schemes” in order to hit targets. Although global attempts are being made to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050, the charity claims net zero targets are often a “greenwashing exercise”.

Net zero means any emissions that can’t be stemmed by clean technology in 2050 will either be buried using carbon capture and storage, or soaked up by trees, plants and soils.

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