Reaction to BP’s net zero emissions pledge

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Responding to BP’s announcement of its ambition to reach net zero carbon emissions in its operations and production by 2050, Oxfam’s climate policy advisor Kiri Hanks said:

“BP appears to be using shiny net zero promises as a cover to continuing extracting oil and gas. If we are to prevent a climate catastrophe, companies like BP must commit to keeping fossil fuels in the ground and invest meaningfully in low carbon technologies.

“BP is vague on the details of its plan, but it should not rely on using carbon offsetting schemes as a licence to continue polluting. Poorer countries should not be bribed to grow forests instead of food to enable business as usual in rich nations.”


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