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Most sponsors of Cop28 have not signed up to UN-backed net zero targets

Most companies sponsoring the UN climate talks in Dubai are not committed to cutting their greenhouse gas emissions in line with globally recognised net zero targets, it has been revealed. Only one of the more than 20 sponsors of Cop28 has signed up to UN-backed net zero science-based targets, (SBTi), according to an analysis. Most of the corporate sponsors, which include the oilfield services company Baker Hughes as well as Bank of America, have made no commitment to reduce emissions to net zero in any time period under the target system. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/nov/29/most-sponsors-cop28-not-signed-up-to-un-net-zero-targets

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  • George Kariuki

    19 w

    This disclosure highlights the need for more stringent criteria and expectations regarding corporate sponsorship of climate events.

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    • winnie nguru

      19 w

      Are they even committed to begin with?

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      • walter lungayi

        19 w

        This raises questions about their true commitment to addressing the urgent issue of climate change. It is crucial for all stakeholders, including sponsors, to align their actions with the global effort to achieve net zero emissions and mitigate the impacts of climate change. It is important that these sponsors reconsider their stance and take meaningful steps towards reducing their carbon footprint.

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        • Peter Kamau

          19 w

          This is the height of double speak from these sponsors

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          • Peter Kamau

            19 w

            This is the age old preaching water and drinking wine. These financial institutions should shape and end the double speak

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            • Princess

              19 w

              The disconnect between COP28 sponsors and UN-backed net zero targets is troubling.

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              • rosebellendiritu

                19 w

                Committing to reduce emissions is key,this will clearly show that they are walking the talk and they have a goal to achieve

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                • Princess

                  19 w

                  @rosebellendiritu Encouraging sponsors to sign up for UN-backed net zero targets is essential for a smooth transition towards a sustainable future, fostering a united front in the fight against climate change.

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                • Rotich Kim

                  19 w

                  The sponsor should be encouraged to sign up for the proposed of smooth transition

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                  • zelda ninga

                    19 w

                    Why would they sponsor something that they don't believe in,they need to be clear on what their intentions are.

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                    • rosebellendiritu

                      19 w

                      @zelda_ninga_442 you wonder what kind of discussions they expect?they should first have trust that whatever they are sponsoring will bring positive results,and then get to commit to reduce emissions

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                      • zelda ninga

                        19 w

                        @rosebellendiritu They just want to have a sit at the table so that they can know what's coming.

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                        • Peter Kamau

                          19 w

                          @zelda_ninga_442 Absolutely

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