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The Anthropocene

Wave of net zero emission targets will still cause dangerous warming

National net zero emission targets could, if fully implemented, reduce best estimates of projected global average temperature increase to 2.0–2.4 °C by 2100, bringing the Paris Agreement temperature goal within reach.

A total of 131 countries are discussing, have announced or have adopted net zero targets, covering 72% of global emissions.

Currently implemented policies will increase warming by 2.9–3.2 °C, and pledges submitted to the Paris Agreement will increase warming by 2.4–2.9 °C.