COP26 climate pledges could slow warming to 1.8°C by 2100


The International Energy Agency (IEA) keeps a close eye on global efforts to reach net zero emissions and its latest report gives cause for some optimism.

Under the business-as-usual scenario, the planet was on course for a catastrophic global temperature rise of 2.6°C. However, additional net zero pledges announced at COP26 could help keep global temperatures below the Paris Agreement’s upper limit of 2°C above pre-industrial levels.

Take a look at this infographic outlining four different IEA CO2 emissions scenarios and how each future path impacts global temperatures by 2050 — the target date to reach net zero.

Temperature graph
Temperature graph

Johnny Wood

Johnny Wood has been a journalist for over 15 years working in different parts of the world – Asia, Europe and Middle East. As well as an accomplished features writer he has edited several prestigious lifestyle magazines and corporate publications.