Opinion: this is the Year of Net Zero

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With Joe Biden in the White House, 2021 could be the year the world embraces net zero: but universities still have work to do to turn a trendy phrase into meaningful action to halt the climate crisis.

If it weren't for Covid-19, the annual UN climate conference would have taken place this year in Glasgow. Now it has been rescheduled to November 2021.

With the US joining all other G7 countries aiming for net zero emissions or climate neutrality by 2050, Xi Jinping committing China to carbon neutrality by 2060, hundreds of companies joining the 'Race to Zero', it is is increasingly looking like this is the Year of Net Zero.

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