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  • Writer's pictureGustavo Bernal Torres

The Net-Zero Backlash Has Arrived

Companies making net-zero commitments are coming under special scrutiny.

  • Yes, the businesses that have set those goals are coming under special scrutiny, never mind that only about 20 percent of the world’s 2,000 largest corporations have yet done so, according to the University of Oxford. The other 80 percent seem to be getting a free pass, at least for the moment. It’s the so-called leaders that are taking the heat.

  • "A lot of companies have made dubious climate commitments using accounting tricks — usually relying on problematic ‘carbon offsets’ to make the books look better than they are." Dr. Jonathan Foley, Project Drawdown



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