Smith et al. (2024): Residual emissions in long-term national climate strategies show limited climate ambition

Harry B. Smith, Naomi E. Vaughan, Johanna Forster IN: One Earth 7,

Net-zero targets imply a need to compensate for residual emissions through the deployment of carbon dioxide removal methods. Yet the extent of residual emissions within national climate plans, alongside their distribution, is largely unexplored. Here, the authors analyze 71 long-term national climate strategies to understand how national governments engage with residual emissions.