Why ‘net zero’ carbon targets may not be enough to tackle climate change? 

GS Paper 3   Topics Covered: Conservation related issues.  Context:  Independent charitable organisation Oxfam has said that ‘net zero’ carbon targets that many countries have announced may be a “dangerous distraction” from the priority of cutting carbon emissions.    Why so?  The report says that if the challenge of change is tackled only by way of …

Insights into Editorial: Deconstructing declarations of carbon-neutrality

    Introduction: At the latest count by the non-profit Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU), at the beginning of April, 32 countries had declared, in some documented form, their proposed intention to achieve carbon neutral status by mid-century or thereabouts. Of these, only eight have any firm status, the rest being in the form …