Race to Net Zero – who is leading the effort

March 11, 2021
Idyllic Forest Road

The Road to COP26

Countries all over the world have committed to net zero emissions targets, with COP26 requiring them to update their ‘Nationally Determined Contributions’ (NDCs). Companies have also been increasing their efforts – an additional 30% of FTSE 100 companies committed to net zero targets in 2019 to 2020.

Despite the substantial progress, 56% of the world’s GDP has not committed to a net zero target and 58% of companies in four major stock indices do not have a target. Are countries or companies having the greatest impact and what is it going to take to reach global carbon neutrality?

Here is a summary of country net zero targets as well as net zero targets across four major stock indices:

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