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Loopholes wide enough to 'drive a diesel truck through' -- how to tell if a business is really net zero

By Ian Thomson, Director of the Centre for Responsible Business, University of Birmingham
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The science is clear: greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions must peak before 2025 to prevent planetary warming exceeding 1.5℃. The solution is simple: stop doing and investing in things that emit GHGs and instead protect the natural systems that remove them from the atmosphere.

Disclosure of a company’s emissions should then let consumers and investors make informed decisions. But businesses are rarely required to disclose all of the emissions generated in their full “lifecycle”.

For example, the UK’s

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