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Pathways to zero emissions

To keep global warming below 2 °C, countries need long-term strategies for low-emission development. Without these, immediate emissions reductions may lock-in high-emitting infrastructure, hamper collaboration and make climate goals unachievable.

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Figure 1: Illustration of the long-term low-emission development strategies consistent with limiting warming to 2 °C and short-term INDCs.
Figure 2: The three pillars of decarbonization.


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Sachs, J., Schmidt-Traub, G. & Williams, J. Pathways to zero emissions. Nature Geosci 9, 799–801 (2016).

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