Closing the gap: the impact of G20 climate commitments on limiting global temperature rise to 1.5°C

This paper by WRI and Climate Analytics shows the pivotal role of G20 countries in limiting global temperature rise to 1.5°C. It finds that current climate pledges under the Paris Agreement and legally binding net-zero targets are still far from sufficient to meet the 1.5°C goal. Yet, if G20 countries set ambitious, 1.5°C-aligned targets for 2030 and reach net-zero by 2050, warming can be limited to 1.7°C – a huge opportunity to keep 1.5°C within reach.