Which countries have a net zero carbon goal?

(Climate Home News, 17 Sep 2020) 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 17 September 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

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