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Claiming to be climate-neutral or carbon-neutral is very fashionable right now for companies. But what's real and what's just marketing?
Around 30 countries, cities and car manufacturers are planning a total shift to emission-free vehicles by 2040. But a number of major automaking countries — including China, the US and Germany — are not on board.
India's Narendra Modi pledged a carbon-neutral India by 2070. But President Xi Jinping of China, the world's biggest emitter of greenhouse gases, skipped attendance. US President Biden called Xi's absence a "mistake."
Flights, driving, food and consumer goods: Every one of us creates carbon emissions every day. Businessman Dirk Gratzel has had his total so far worked out. He aims to cut his lifelong carbon footprint to zero.
From Big Oil to Big Tech, major companies are promising to go net zero and wash away their carbon sins. But critics say the corporate climate pledges are a smokescreen.
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