Net zero stocktake 2022: assessing the status and trends of net zero target setting

The Net Zero Stocktake 2022 report shows that target-setting momentum continues and measures of quality are improving, but also that an alarming lack of credibility pervades the entire landscape. Net zero is the dominant lens through which countries, states and regions, cities and companies approach decarbonisation. With global coverage of net zero nearly universal at the national level now, the big question is whether a sufficient proportion of targets across the wider economy acquire measures of robustness quickly enough to keep the Paris Agreement 1.5°C target within reach.

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