The UK has announced a commitment to achieving net zero emissions by 2050.
This comes after Finland said they're aiming for carbon neutrality by 2035.
Meanwhile activists like Extinction Rebellion are calling for governments to reduce all emissions to zero by 2025.
But can any of this actually be achieved? Despite the government's commitment claims, their actual plans are pretty vague. While Extinction Rebellion's proposals would massively impact peoples way of life (restrictions on meat consumption, air travel etc.) to the point where it's extremely unlikely that the majority of the population would agree to it. Both would also require huge amounts of money to be diverted from other services into building more clean energy.
So is any of this actually likely to happen? Or are governments just making commitments they know they can't stick to, to make themselves look better in the short term?