The world will have to cut human-caused CO2 emissions by 45% by 2030 from 2010 levels, and reach net zero by 2050 if it wants to cap the global heating at 1.5 degree celsius, the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the world’s authoritative body on climate science, declared in October 2018. "Over the weekend the great trading nations have reaffirmed they are committed to net zero emissions by the middle of the century. Countries can either have “plans to achieve net zero CO2 emissions … The United Nations trumpeted the announcement, but the criteria for being included on the list are vague. The nations are reducing their CO2 levels to help combat climate change and ensure global warming remains within 2C by 2100 The IPCC claims that to have a 50% chance of keeping global warming in check, global emissions need to reach net zero by 2050 (Credit: Pixabay/Cristian Ibarra) Bonn, 21 September 2020 – The number of commitments to reach net zero emissions from local governments and businesses has roughly doubled in less than a year, as many prioritize climate action in their recovery from Covid-19.Cities and regions with a carbon footprint greater than the emissions of the US, and companies with a combined revenue of over $11.4 trillion (equivalent to … But UNEP's Emissions Gap points to hope in a green pandemic recovery and growing commitments to net-zero emissions. The Paris agreement adopted at the 2015 United Nations climate change conference said avoiding catastrophic global warming requires keeping that as close to 1.5 C as possible, and absolutely no more than 2 C. The 1.5 C goal requires wealthier and heavier-emitting nations to get to net-zero emissions by 2050. CGTN published this video item, entitled "UN chief expects China to play a leadership role in promoting net zero emissions" - below is their description. Pope Francis pledged Vatican City State would achieve net-zero carbon emissions before the year 2050, and he urged everyone in the world to be part of … MIL-OSI United Nations: Net-Zero Emissions ‘Race against Time’, Secretary-General tells European Council on Foreign Relations, Urging Accelerated Drive towards Green Growth MIL-OSI Canada: Government of Canada launches consultation on proposal for licence-exempt spectrum to support greater choice and affordability of wireless services We are an international group of 33 institutional investors delivering on a bold commitment to transition our investment portfolios to net-zero GHG emissions by 2050. Representing $5.1 trillion assets under management, the United Nations-convened Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance shows united investor action to align portfolios with a 1.5°C scenario, addressing Article 2.1c of the Paris… The London-based Energy & Climate Intelligence Unit calculates the aggregate GDP of nations, cities, and states with 2050 net-zero targets is $46 trillion, well over half of global GDP.