A new policy brief argues how a 'net zero club' can help increase the urgent action required to address climate change.

Thomas Hale, Associate Professor in Public Policy at the Blavatnik School, and Shaun Spiers, executive director of Green Alliance co-authored 'Why and how a ‘net zero club’ can contribute to success at COP26' - a policy brief that aims at catalysing further discussion and ideas around the design of a net zero club.

The authors say that new Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) are unlikely put the world on track to keep global warming below 2°C on their own. The ‘net zero club’ could bring together not just national governments but also cities, business, states, regions, provinces, investors, and society to complement the NDC enhancement under the UNFCCC.