Governments and companies worldwide are pledging to achieve net-zero emissions of greenhouse gases

To stabilize the climate and limit the numerous risks posed by climate change, climate science is directing governments and companies to rapidly reduce and eliminate the addition of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere to net-zero.

In the last few years net-zero has become the guiding principle for action on climate change. In October 2020, the Science-Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) launched the Net Zero Standard that redefines what a credible net-zero target looks like and clarifies the key role of decarbonization in corporate net-zero strategies. Ever since, the number of companies setting emissions targets has exploded.