Aramco pledges to reach net-zero emissions by 2050

The world's largest oil exporter sets a net climate neutrality target for Scope 1 and 2 emissions from midcentury – however omitting Scope 3, accounting for more than 80 percent of carbon pollution stemming from Saudi Arabia's state-owned oil giant.

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Saudi Aramco, the world’s biggest exporter of oil, set a goal of reaching net-zero emissions from its wholly-owned operations by 2050.

The target excludes emissions from customers burning its crude, but is a decade sooner than a government timetable for the kingdom.

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