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Not Zero

How ‘net zero’ targets disguise climate inaction.

Why we should not accept the “net zero” targets

This joint briefing highlights concerns that many governments and corporations are jumping on the bandwagon and declaring “net zero” climate targets.

These announcements might sound like they signify ambitious climate action. But unfortunately the “net” in “net zero” is being used to green-wash weak climate targets, and could end up driving huge land grabs, particularly in the global South.

Instead of accepting “net zero” targets at face value, civil society and media must scrutinise these announcements to assess whether they signify real climate action.

 

This article was originally published by ActionAid International, « Not Zero », 26/10/2020.