The Net Zero Tracker team presented their latest analysis "The Net Zero Stocktake 2023" at a press conference in Bonn.
If you missed it, you can watch the recording online.
- Kaya Axelsson, Net Zero Policy Engagement Fellow, Oxford Net Zero.
- Richard Black, Sr. Associate, Energy & Climate Change Intelligence Unit (ECIU) (moderator).
- Professor Thomas Hale, Global Public Policy, Oxford Net Zero.
- Dr Angel Hsu, Assistant Professor, Founder, Data-Driven EnviroLab, UNC.
- Dr Takeshi Kuramochi, Senior Climate Policy Researcher, NewClimate Institute.
The briefing introduces a new global stocktake of net zero commitments, exploring the pace of target setting and whether net zero targets are becoming more robust, a prerequisite for delivering the Paris Agreement’s climate targets. The Stocktake assesses the quality & quantity of net zero targets, across countries, sub-national governments, and large publicly-traded companies, providing the world’s broadest ‘living’ register of global net zero targets. This is the third annual stocktake from the NZT consortium, and will look at both the extent to which new targets are being set and indicators of their robustness.
The UN Global Stocktake will continue at Bonn, prior to its culmination at COP28, providing a baseline and lever for future action. The Net Zero Tracker’s Stocktake report will pre-emptively indicate if country commitments can drive a fundamental shift towards deep decarbonisation, as well as showing the extent of commitments by non-state entities.