Net-zero 2050

A vision and evidence base for the transition to net-zero emission societies in Europe and beyond, by mid-century at the latest.

The Net-Zero 2050 is a new initiative of the European Climate Foundation with contributions from a consortium of experts and organisations funded by the ECF.

The Paris Agreement commits us to making this transition, and long-term strategic planning shows that many of the decisions and actions needed to get us on track must be taken imminently.

Reports in the series are intended to create a basis for discussion with stakeholders and policy-makers on Net-Zero decarbonisation. In particular, they seek to enhance understanding of the implications and opportunities of moving to climate neutrality across the economy; to shed light on some of the near-term choices and actions needed to reach this goal; and to provide thought leadership about the governance arrangements necessary to implement the Paris Agreement.

What delivering the Paris Agreement means for Europe

What delivering the Paris Agreement means for Europe

The roadmap 2050 tool tests possible pathways to net-zero emissions to establish its feasibility. This will help to better understand the systemic impact that different choices may have and to identify some key trade-offs, implications and near-term decisions needed to get to Paris-compatible emission levels.

Possible pathways for a low carbon EU agriculture

Possible pathways for a low carbon EU agriculture

Agriculture is unique in its ability to both reduce its own emissions, but also increase carbon removals from the atmosphere and contribute to emission reductions in other sectors through the substitution of carbon intensive materials and energy.