The report presents different scenarios for reaching net zero.
The “Leading the Way” scenario achieves net zero by 2046 with annual net emissions of -34 MtCO2e by 2050, effectively removing greenhouse gas emissions from the atmosphere.
Both the “Consumer Transformation” and “System Transformation” scenarios reach net zero by 2050.
However, the “Falling Short” scenario does not achieve net zero by 2050 and leaves behind 179Mt of residual emissions.
In terms of the power sector, both the “Leading the Way” and “Consumer Transformation” scenarios reach net zero emissions by 2034, one year earlier than the target of 2035.
The “System Transformation” scenario achieves net zero power sector emissions by 2035, while the “Falling Short” scenario falls behind and reaches net zero in 2046.