Incredibly, current climate pledges could keep heating below 2C – but our work isn’t over

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https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/apr/14/current-climate-pledges-heating-below-2c-net-zero

Climate change. 2C. Net zero.

The battle to get countries and companies to sign up to net zero is being won. Now let’s keep pushing for more ambitious targets

There is no target, agreement or technology that can abruptly resolve the issue. Instead of ends, we should see these as means: signposts we can organise around, contest and weave into an ever-widening mobilisation of society that builds greater momentum for change.

More stringent targets provide the basis from which to ratchet more momentum. If net-zero targets are commonplace, demands move to the next level.

The growing taboo over fossil fuel companies must spread to their financiers and media cheerleaders.

Yet reducing carbon emissions to net zero demands we change everything: different ways of eating, travelling and living.

1. Elsewhere

1.1. In my garden

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