Enforce net zero with global ‘ground rules,’ say Oxford academics

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Academics at the University of Oxford have called for rigorous net zero ‘ground rules’ – encompassing laws, regulation and policy – to be implemented and enforced across the world, in an article published in Nature Climate Change.

‘Climate pledges are not backed up by the necessary action. This ‘implementation gap’ illustrates the limits of voluntary action. As the climate crisis worsens, mandatory, legally enforceable rules could help us overcome the obstructionism that is holding back a just climate transition,’ states co-lead author Thom Wetzer, Associate Professor of Law and Finance and Director of the Oxford Sustainable Law Programme, a joint initiative of the Oxford Smith School and Faculty of Law.

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