In November 2022, a group of experts from the United Nations published a report that highlighted the prevalence of "greenwashing", a term used to describe when a company is misleading or deceptive to make it seem more environmentally responsible than it really is.

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Why is it important to know the truth about the environmental impact of the products we choose? And how can we spot a genuine claim? Use this one-hour Headline lesson to help your students:

  • Understand what greenwashing is
  • Discuss different examples in the news
  • Identify how to find out if a "green" claim is greenwashing or genuine

These teaching resources are supported by Infosys. The Economist Educational Foundation maintained full editorial control.

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