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Getting to net zero: climate advocacy in the US

Against a stark blue sky, this text for bp's net zero initiative appears next to the US Capitol building: We're aiming to be a net zero company by 2050 or sooner, and to help the world get there too."
To get to net zero, we’ll need governments, companies and consumers to work together to accelerate meaningful action. That's why bp is advocating for policies that can help bp, and the US, achieve our shared net zero ambition. For more, see our progress report.

💡 What is meant by net zero emissions?

Reaching a balance between emissions introduced to the atmosphere and emissions removed. 

 

At bp, we’re aiming to be net zero across our operations on an absolute basis by 2050 or sooner and to be net zero on carbon in our oil and gas production on an absolute basis by 2050 or sooner. 

💡 Why do we need net zero?

“The world’s carbon budget is finite and running out fast; we need a rapid transition to net zero. We all want energy that is reliable and affordable, but that is no longer enough. It must also be cleaner.” – Bernard Looney, CEO 

 

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Advocacy activities

bp actively advocates for policies that support net zero in a variety of ways. This includes through direct lobbying, filing formal comments and testimony, communications activities, and advertising

An aerial view of the Washington DC skyline at night. bp actively advocates for net zero policies.