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World’s Big Polluters Talk Up Net-Zero With Little to Show

Net zero targets “are often not supported by strategies to deliver them,” according to Climate Action 100+.

Emissions rise from stacks in the Keihin industrial area of Kawasaki, Japan.

Emissions rise from stacks in the Keihin industrial area of Kawasaki, Japan.

Photographer: Akio Kon/Bloomberg

When it comes to net-zero, a lot of companies are more talk than action.

That’s the conclusion of a new report from Climate Action 100+, an investor alliance with combined assets of more than $68 trillion, which shows that promises by major corporate emitters to achieve net-zero targets are “not matched by the development and implementation of credible decarbonization strategies.”