Half of global economy planning for net zero emissions
Nearly half of the world's GDP is now generated in areas where authorities have at least proposed a target of net zero carbon emissions by 2050, the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU) has revealed.The think tank's Net Zero online tracker shows that $39trn (£30trn) – around 49% of global GDP – derives from nations, regions and cities with an actual, or intended, net zero target. This includes 1
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