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7 Ways to Spot Robust Net-Zero National Commitments

On Sep 21, 2020
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While setting a net-zero target can signal a serious commitment to long-term climate action, several critical design factors determine the rigor of these targets and the extent to which they set a country on a plausible pathway to a net-zero future in accordance with the Paris Agreement.

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7 Ways to Spot Robust Net-Zero National Commitments

7 Ways to Spot Robust Net-Zero National Commitments

While setting a net-zero target can signal a serious commitment to long-term climate action, several critical design factors determine the rigor of these targets and the extent to which ...

expert reaction to the IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land

expert reaction to the IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land

The health and sustainable management of land and natural systems is both an aim and a means to ambitious climate action in the next decade.” Prof Jane Rickson, Professor of Soil Erosion ...

Clearing the air

Clearing the air

The months-long Covid-19 pandemic has taken a terrible toll on economies and the wellbeing of people worldwide, but it's certainly not the only threat humanity faces.

Lagging in climate action, G20 nations have huge opportunities to increase ambition

Lagging in climate action, G20 nations have huge opportunities to increase ambition

The G20, accounting for 80 per cent of emissions, is not on track to meet Paris pledges Technological advances, sub-national action and societal support provide foundation for increased ...

Net Zero: Beyond the Buzzword

Net Zero: Beyond the Buzzword

Rather, most net zero targets aim for an 80-100% reduction in their emissions impact through a combination of direct reductions and offsets, which typically involve the use of carbon ...

Ardern says New Zealand on 'right side of history' as MPs pass zero-carbon bill

Ardern says New Zealand on 'right side of history' as MPs pass zero-carbon bill

Centre-right opposition National party throws support behind the legislation that has been applauded around the globe

OPINION: Why "net zero" is not good enough

OPINION: Why "net zero" is not good enough

It sounds like an ambitious goal, but the term may hide loopholes that can delay real climate action and drive land grabs and hunger

Industrial Revolution means UK has moral responsibility to lead on climate change, Michael Gove says

Industrial Revolution means UK has moral responsibility to lead on climate change, Michael Gove says

Today's climate and energy headlines: Industrial Revolution means UK has moral responsibility to lead on climate change, Michael Gove says Michael Gove, the senior government minister ...

4 big takeaways from the UN’s alarming climate change report

4 big takeaways from the UN’s alarming climate change report

1.5 degrees Celsius of warming will be much worse than the 1 degree Celsius we’re experiencing now.

Can Planting a Trillion Trees Stop Climate Change? Scientists Say it’s a Lot More Complicated

Can Planting a Trillion Trees Stop Climate Change? Scientists Say it’s a Lot More Complicated

Compared with cutting fossil fuels, tree planting would play only a small role in combating the climate crisis.

BP faces investor push to beef up fight against climate change

BP faces investor push to beef up fight against climate change

BP will face pressure at a meeting next week to set tougher targets to combat cl...

Lockdowns trigger dramatic fall in global carbon emissions

Lockdowns trigger dramatic fall in global carbon emissions

Responses to coronavirus crisis cause sharpest drop in carbon output since records began

Methane and the sustainability of ruminant livestock

Methane and the sustainability of ruminant livestock

In this piece, we introduce the fundamental climate science, highlight some policy and practical considerations relating to different ways of thinking about emissions, and finally situate ...