The net-zero 2050 problem

We're not going far enough

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Günther Thallinger
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Günther Thallinger

There is a growing inescapability for private sector actors and governments to address climate change efficiently and enable a real-economy transition towards a world on a 1.5ºC pathway.

The trend towards net-zero commitments has grown impressively in recent years, arguably well beyond what many could have imagined when the Paris Agreement was signed six years ago.  Today, close to two-thirds of the world's countries and a fifth of all major companies have made a net-zero pledge of some kind. With a focus at COP26 on the role of finance in the transition, much has been made about the responsibility of asset owners and managers too.  Progress is being made, with many showing that they are ready to work on sustainability targets at the level of financial targets, and ai...

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