The need for carbon-neutrality

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Unsustainable human activities have generated threats including climate change,
associated with rising sea levels, extreme weather and flooding. Carbon emissions play a significant role in global warming, with current efforts focused on encouraging companies to report and reduce emissions. However, this may prove to be insufficient to meet the UN FCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) intended aims of holding the increase in global average temperatures to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels while attempting to limit increases to 1.5°C. What is needed is a definite move towards carbon-neutrality. Ethical investors can play a role by challenging company boards on their strategies to achieve net-zero carbon emissions.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Specialist publicationDISCUS (Discretionary Investment Services Coming Under Scrutiny) platform article
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2019
Externally publishedYes

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)


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