Can’t reach that climate pledge? Who’s the scapegoat?
It’s easy to make a climate pledge. It’s just words on a piece of paper. What matters is how much homework was conducted before the pledge was made? How realistic is that pledge? I’m worried that when goals are not reached, the buck will be passed and the wrong people will be targeted as the scapegoat. This note from Vasile Lazar backs up this fear:
I am hearing from a lot of sustainability managers/specialists that they are looking to change their employers specifically because they are required to come up with clear solutions for their companies’ net zero commitments, which to them are technically impossible, at least considering the deadlines and the implications on prices and competitiveness. That’s what happens when business leaders commit before doing their mathematics. These people, my friends in the field of sustainability, are not against net zero commitments, au contraire, but they know it for a fact that these commitments carry an immense weight of societal responsibility, and they don’t want to be part of a lie because of marketing purposes only.