In addition to the multipronged climate change crisis, the world now faces COVID-19 and its variants. The infamous role of the extractive industry has aggravated the crises as they mindlessly drive for fossil more fuels as they see nature as a tradable commodity, and they seek to profiteer from the burning planet through the extraction and burning of fossil fuels.
The global call for deep cuts of emissions, such as our Annex 0 proposal are still being met with indifference or with proposals that promote the locking in of pollution through various so-called Net Zero scenarios. Industry forces continue their nefarious activities through orchestrated climate denial plans to continue business as usual while strengthening illogical and unreasonable mathematical calculations and technologies to hide the emissions.
Net Zero houses a set of colonial algorithms and technologies now propagated as the silver bullet that will help cut emissions. Oilwatch has always called for absolute zero and recognition of communities, territories, and nations fighting to keep fossils in the ground.
The Real Zero is what is needed at this time!