How flagship Net Zero initiatives at COP26 are sciencewash

We initiated this project with a simple idea: investigate companies signed up to the two Net Zero initiatives associated with COP26 and promoted by the UNFCCC – the Race to Zero Programme and the Science Based Targets Initiative. 


We wanted to take a simple headcount of all those involved in activity that was accelerating climate breakdown – but even we were astounded by the sheer abundance of companies involved in planet-wrecking activity.

We decided to focus on researching and profiling some of the more egregious polluters whose climate plans (and current behaviour) expose the farce underpinning these ‘Net Zero’ initiatives. Our examples range from the gravely worrying to the comically absurd, exposing how the so-called ‘stamps of credibility’  provided by these programmes only serve to rubber stamp more climate breakdown.

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