Wave of net zero emission targets opens window to meeting the Paris Agreement

Höhne, N., Gidden, M. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0687-414X, den Elzen, M., Hans, F., Fyson, C., Geiges, A., Jeffery, M.L., Gonzales-Zuñiga, S., et al. (2021). Wave of net zero emission targets opens window to meeting the Paris Agreement. Nature Climate Change 11 820-822. 10.1038/s41558-021-01142-2.

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Abstract

National net zero emission targets could, if fully implemented, reduce best estimates of projected global average temperature increase to 2.0–2.4 °C by 2100, bringing the Paris Agreement temperature goal within reach. A total of 131 countries are discussing, have announced or have adopted net zero targets, covering 72% of global emissions. These targets could substantially lower projected warming as compared to currently implemented policies (2.9–3.2 °C) or pledges submitted to the Paris Agreement (2.4–2.9 °C).

Item Type: Article
Research Programs: Energy, Climate, and Environment (ECE)
Energy, Climate, and Environment (ECE) > Integrated Assessment and Climate Change (IACC)
Energy, Climate, and Environment (ECE) > Transformative Institutional and Social Solutions (TISS)
Depositing User: Luke Kirwan
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2021 07:31
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2022 03:00
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/17443

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