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Report flays ‘net zero’ climate pledges, questions their credibility

Fossil fuel pollution

Amid virtual discussions of the UN climate treaty, a new report shines a light on how polluting industries are pushing a “net zero” agenda to become the presumed centerpiece of global climate plans and how the details in these plans (should any be included) delay action and do not add up. Fossil fuel pollution from a coal power station The ...

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How polluters are slowing down Africa’s progress


The world has no business investing in new fossil fuel developments in our race to the 1.5°C pathway. The International Energy Agency’s (IEA) newly released Net Zero by 2050 roadmap has closed the door on new fossil fuel extraction, and fossil fuel giants have lost their claim to fame of new oil and gas reserves being aligned with the Paris ...

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Net Zero by 2050: CAN lauds report’s recognition of 1.5 degrees’ feasibility

Tasneem Essop

Climate Action Network (CAN), a global network of non-governmental organisations (NGOs), has welcomed the Net Zero by 2050’s recognition and confirmation of the feasibility of the 1.5 C degrees Paris Agreement temperature goal. Tasneem Essop, Executive Director, Climate Action Network CAN describes the goal as “our only chance to overcome one of the greatest challenges faced by humankind”. Said to ...

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CAPPA kicks against Shell’s Net-Zero plan


Lagos-based not-for-profit, Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA), on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 led a host of Nigerian climate change activists to speak-up against Shell’s carbon emission plan termed “Net-Zero”. Akinbode Oluwafemi, the executive director of CAPPA, leading other protesters during the demonstration in Lagos The group, in a peaceful protest, stormed the Shell headquarters in Lagos to register its ...

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Net Zero by 2050 report: It’s time to end fossil fuels – 350

May Boeve

The International Energy Agency (IEA) on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 released its first net-zero report outlining a full-fledged scenario that charts the course of reducing emissions from the energy sector in alignment with the Paris Agreement. May Boeve, Executive Director of Photo credit: With the report, says, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), the IEA finally acknowledges there is no ...

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Pathway to critical 2050 net-zero emissions goal narrow but beneficial – IEA report

Fatih Birol

The world has a viable pathway to building a global energy sector with net-zero emissions in 2050, but it is narrow and requires an unprecedented transformation of how energy is produced, transported and used globally, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said in a landmark special report released on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the International Energy ...

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