UN chief Guterres ensures private companies obey climate commands

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has set up a panel led by Canada’s former environment minister to ensure private companies comply with climate guidelines, with “every company, every investor, every city, every state and every region” targeted by the globalist organization for compliance will.

“Governments have the lion’s share of the responsibility to reach net-zero emissions by mid-century,” Guterres said on Friday announcing the plan, adding that this applies particularly to the group of Big 20 emerging and developed economies , which accounts for 80 percent of emissions.

Now he wants private companies to be bound by the same strict rules of compliance, oversight and obedience through the grandly titled “High-Level Expert Group on Non-Governmental Entities’ Net-Zero Emission Commitments.”

“We also urgently need every company, investor, city, state and region to turn their net-zero promises into action,” Guterres warned.

The recommendations of the 16-strong expert group on “Raising Ambition and Environmental Integrity” will address four areas of corporate compliance:

• Current standards and definitions for setting net zero targets;

• Credibility criteria to assess targets, measure and report net zero promises;

• Processes to verify and account for progress towards net-zero commitments and reported decarbonization plans; and

• A roadmap for translating standards and criteria into regulations at international and national levels.

In addition to examining the private sector’s net-zero pledges, the group will hold local and regional governments accountable, even if they don’t report directly to the UN

The panel includes Australian climate scientist Bill Hare, South Africa-based sustainable finance expert Malango Mughogho and former People’s Bank of China governor Zhou Xiaochuan.

It is chaired by Catherine McKenna, who was Canada’s Minister for Environment and Climate Change from 2015 to 2019.

McKenna urged companies not to consider net-zero pledges a “prison-free card,” and said she supports the idea of ​​including all emissions in the new standards, including those resulting from the use of a company’s product.

Last month, Guterres warned that the pain of rising energy prices must be endured, as any wider acceptance of fossil fuels as an alternative is “madness” and threatens global climate goals, Breitbart News reported.

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