A demonstration at the COP27 climate submit on November 12 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. The global debate on corporate emissions has often focused on big companies, especially fossil fuel producers, neglecting SMEs. Photo: AP
A demonstration at the COP27 climate submit on November 12 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. The global debate on corporate emissions has often focused on big companies, especially fossil fuel producers, neglecting SMEs. Photo: AP
Chee Yik-wai
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by Chee Yik-wai

Net zero is out of reach unless we help SMEs decarbonise too

  • SMEs, a major contributor of industrial emissions, are very much left out of the global climate strategy
  • We need to start treating them like small countries and applying ‘loss and damage’-style solutions

A demonstration at the COP27 climate submit on November 12 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. The global debate on corporate emissions has often focused on big companies, especially fossil fuel producers, neglecting SMEs. Photo: AP
A demonstration at the COP27 climate submit on November 12 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. The global debate on corporate emissions has often focused on big companies, especially fossil fuel producers, neglecting SMEs. Photo: AP
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