January 21, 2022

Statement: Exxon’s empty ‘net zero’ pledge distracts from real climate solutions

See below for a statement from Rachel Rose Jackson, Director: Climate Research & Policy in response to Exxon’s pledge to reach ‘net zero’ emissions by 2050.

“Fires decimate homes in Colorado and super typhoons force hundreds of thousands in Southeast Asia to run for their lives, and what does Exxon, the original climate criminal, do? Release an empty and egregious ‘net zero’ pledge to distract from its culpability.
Corporations like Exxon continue to invest in dangerous distractions, spend millions on delay tactics, and talk ‘climate solutions’ while continuing to sell fossil fuels. Exxon is making a mockery of lives at stake, yet it’s ever so clear: we must hold Big Polluters liable for knowingly causing destruction to people and the planet.”

See the full article on Exxon’s ‘net zero’ pledge on ExxonKnews and read more about the deception of ‘net zero’ in our report: “The Big Con: How Big Polluters are advancing a ‘net zero’ climate agenda to delay, deceive, and deny.

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