When Net Zero is Not Zero: Separating Climate Promises from Greenwashing

Government and business climate commitments are often purposefully unclear. Join us to learn how to separate the substance from the spin.

The last few months have seen an avalanche of climate commitments from governments and businesses, and the momentum is bound to grow in the lead-up to a high-stakes United Nations climate change conference in Glasgow this fall. Most of them are promising to get their greenhouse gas emissions down to “net-zero” by 2050. But evaluating those pledges and separating the substance from the spin can get…a bit complicated. Attend this session to get your own sense of how to sort out the details.

Mitchell Beer is publisher of The Energy Mix, a free e-digest on climate change, energy, and carbon-free futures. A longtime Hubber, Mitchell has worked on climate change since 1997, clean energy since 1977. A proudest moment was building a wind turbine out of wooden stir sticks with his then-11-year-old daughter, and improv comedy practices are sometimes the best part of his week.

Brown Bag Lunches are Impact Hub Ottawa’s weekly lunch & learns led by Hubbers, for members and non-members alike. Topics vary each week, but you’re always sure to learn something new!

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