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

Niklas Höhne*, Matthew J. Gidden*, Michel den Elzen, Frederic Hans, Claire Fyson, Andreas Geiges, M.L. Jeffery, Sofia Gonzales-Zuñiga, Silke Mooldijk, William Hare, Joeri Rogelj

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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).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)820-822
JournalNature Climate Change
Volume11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Sept 2021

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