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The World is Committed to Achieving Net-Zero Emissions By 2050

by Bertram Clark

In order to achieve net-zero emissions, the world is committed to achieving carbon-neutral by 2050. The use of renewable energy is a global trend, and many countries are developing hydrogen energy.

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London, U.K. (Merxwire) – The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has warned in recent years that if mankind wants to control the greenhouse effect within a safe range in this century, net zero emissions must be achieved before 2050. The Paris Agreement also called for a global time limit of “2050 carbon-neutral”, so advanced countries around the world began to take action and seek clean, renewable energy.

With the adoption of the Paris Agreement by the 195 member states of the United Nations, governments have set carbon-neutral goals. Finland is expected to achieve carbon-neutral in 2035. Austria and Iceland are expected to reach carbon-neutral in 2040. The European Union, the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Japan, South Korea, South Africa, and New Zealand are expected to achieve carbon-neutral in 2050. Taiwan is expected to achieve a halving of its carbon emissions by 2050.

In order to achieve the goal of carbon-neutral, major global companies have also participated in RE100, hoping to achieve 100% use of green energy in the future production process. RE100 is a global renewable energy initiative led by The Climate Group and Carbon Disclosure Project. Joining companies must publicly promise to achieve a 100% green power usage schedule between 2020-2050 and make plans year by year.

Currently, RE100 has more than 240 corporate members, including Apple, Google, Facebook, Dell, Walmart, Coca-Cola, Starbucks, Nike, Burberry, H&M, Unilever, P&G, Johnson & Johnson, etc. Companies will use green power investment, purchase Renewable Energy Certificates, and sign Power Purchase Agreements to achieve green power usage goals.

In addition to solar power and wind power, green energy also has hydrogen energy. Green hydrogen energy (gas produced by using renewable energy to generate electricity) basically does not produce greenhouse gases, so many countries are also developing hydrogen energy. Including Germany, the United States, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Japan, and Belgium, they are already implementing hydrogen energy development.

Can we really achieve net-zero emissions in 2050? As countries develop renewable energy, actively develop related solutions, and increase the ratio of renewable energy use, it may really be possible! The establishment of solar photovoltaic systems, the use of wind power generation, the development of hydrogen energy, and the purchase of green electricity to promote the use of renewable energy have all made the world’s earth sustainable.

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