"As The Climate Suffers, Enforcement Needed For Corporate Green Pledges"

"With many net-zero goals amounting to little more than greenwashing, new measures are required to bring accountability, experts say".

"OXFORD, England - Pledges to slash climate-changing emissions to nearly zero now cover more than 90% of the world's economy. But emissions themselves are still rising, despite scientists warning they must plunge by nearly half this decade to keep people safe.

Dealing with climate change through voluntary commitments, especially by businesses, "has simply not worked", noted Arianne Griffith, a lawyer and corporate accountability expert with advocacy group Global Witness.

New transparency and accountability mechanisms are needed to ensure that corporations and governments meet their promises on climate action, she and others said this week at the Skoll World Forum, an expert gathering focused on solving global problems."

Laurie Goering reports for Thomson Reuters Foundation April 14, 2023.

Source: Thomson Reuters Fdn., 04/18/2023