Annie Grey sheds light on the insincerity of the so-called climate champions.
Photo by Brian Garrity
Since the concept of net-zero was agreed in the 2015 Paris Agreement, at least 120 countries have made net-zero or carbon neutral commitments. However, many countries are still producing fossil fuels despite their commitments to combat climate change. Canada, Norway, and the UK especially stand out because they are producing fossil fuels while positioning themselves as ‘climate champions’.
As published in Global Sustainability, Exeter University’s Global Systems Institute (GSI) stated that governments are engaged in “climate hypocrisy” by publicly supporting the Paris Agreement, in which nations agreed to limit global warming to “well below 2°C”, while subsidising the fossil fuel industry, destroying forests and pursuing other harmful policies.