COUNTRIES MULL CARBON NEUTRALITY IN WAKE OF PARIS CLIMATE CONFERENCE – BUT WILL THEY ACHIEVE IT?

THE PARIS conference of the parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) last December, of COP21, made a commitment to create a carbon-neutral world between 2050 and 2100. This means that governments and international organisations must devise policies to ensure the amount of greenhouse gases emitted by human activity equals the amount that that trees, soil and oceans can absorb naturally preventing the build-up of CO2 in the atmosphere. Some countries have been seeking carbon neutrality before that date, or even to become ...


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