Embracing COP26 climate challenge

Reaching net-zero emissions by 2050 will be one of the priority discussions at the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) started next week in Glasgow.

The target is ambitious and daunting. The world must come up with effective strategies to balance the whole amount of greenhouse gas released and the amount removed from the atmosphere within the next 30 years to keep the temperature rise well below 1.5ºC above pre-industrial levels.

It will require a huge investment and technology breakthroughs in many areas, including clean energy, electric vehicles, carbon capture and storage, sustainable agriculture, food, and material production.

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