Nature – Buck et al. (2023): Why residual emissions matter right now

Holly Jean Buck, Wim Carton, Jens Friis Lund, Nils Markusson IN: Nat. Clim. Chang. (2023).

Net-zero targets imply that continuing residual emissions will be balanced by carbon dioxide removal. However, residual emissions are typically not well defined, conceptually or quantitatively. The authors analysed governments’ long-term strategies submitted to the UNFCCC to explore projections of residual emissions, including amounts and sectors.