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49% of world’s GDP now covered by net-zero targets, study says

By Matt Mace, edie.net


Highlights:

121 nations with a collective $39 trillion in GDP have created net-zero emissions (carbon neutrality) targets in response to the 2018 IPCC 1.5C report.

  • These nations are mobilizing to address the climate crisis 18 months after the IPCC 1.5C report was released
  • Analysis found that only 16% of GDP was covered by net-zero carbon emission ambitions in the spring of 2019

Based on the latest science, we must accelerate aggressive climate policy timelines. Net-zero emissions by 2040 or 2050 is too late. The Climate Center calls for California to adopt net-negative emissions (sequestration greater than emissions) and resilient communities no later than 2030 to align with the science. Read more here: Rapid Decarbonization Campaign.


Read More: https://www.euractiv.com/section/climate-environment/news/49-of-worlds-gdp-now-covered-by-net-zero-targets-study-says/