Scores of countries are expected to announce plans at next week's UN Climate Action Summit to accelerate and scale up global ambition to implement the Paris Agreement. Twelve have already shared their long-term strategies to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by midcentury. Climate Watch's new Long-term Strategy Tracker offers a look.
More and more countries are setting goals to reach net-zero emissions. Here we unpack what "net-zero emissions" really means, and why these goals are important.
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