Reaching Net Zero - Chapter 9: What would it take to reach net zero?

Elsevier, Reaching Net Zero, What It Takes to Solve the Global Climate Crisis, 2020, Pages 107-122
William D. Fletcher and Craig B. Smith

This chapter describes Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and other reports on the need to limit global temperature increase to 2.0°C and preferably 1.5°C. The chapter outlines possible scenarios and introduces the concept of “net zero” by 2050, the essential elimination of greenhouse gas emissions. The chapter also discusses why this deadline is not achievable and presents a more likely scenario.