Report: How can research help the world hit net zero by 2050?

Emerging trends and opportunities to maximize the impact of clean-energy research

Elsevier, 28th October 2021

The drive to curb carbon emissions — and remove carbon from the atmosphere to the point where society is making a “net zero” contribution to CO2 levels — is essentially a scramble to secure our future on this planet. A new report from Elsevier aims to advance the understanding of research and innovation in net zero and how it supports the drive toward a clean-energy future.

The report is based on a study analyzing more than 1.6 million papers from Elsevier’s Scopus database, combining data with content and subject-matter expertise to gain unique insights into how research can accelerate efforts to mitigate climate change. It’s designed to:

  • Provide descriptive insights into dimensions of research collaboration and knowledge transfer of particular relevance to net zero innovation ahead COP26.
  • Serve as an opening to discussions around net zero research and innovation.
  • Act as a springboard for debate on research funding and collaboration, technological choices and policy setting.