A growing number of governments are setting targets to end their contribution to global warming. Bookmark this page to stay up to date Zero, nil, nada: the ultimate emissions goal (Photo: Pixabay) To end dangerous overheating of the planet, humans need to stop putting more greenhouse gases into the air than we take out. The 2015 Paris Agreement set a global goal (couched in legalese) to reach net zero emissions in the second half of the century. An increasing number of governments are translating that into national strategy, setting out visions of a carbon-free future. Is it enough? Of course not. But it is becoming the benchmark for leadership on the world stage. Here is a handy guide to who is promising what. This article was last updated on 4 June 2020. If we have missed something, let us know by emailing md@climatehomenews.com. For more on the origins of the net zero target, read our deep dive Austria Target date: 2040 Status: Policy position Notes: A coalition government sworn in January 2020 promised to pursue climate neutrality by 2040 and 100% clean electricity by 2030, underpinned by binding carbon targets. The right wing People’s Party agreed to the goals […]


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