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Net Zero Emissions Legislation Around the World

The Law Library of Congress is proud to present the report, Net Zero Emissions Legislation Around the World

This table shows the 39 jurisdictions around the world that the Law Library of Congress has
identified as having a net-zero emissions or climate neutrality goal enshrined in legislation. This
includes the European Union and its 27 member states, where a June 2021 regulation sets 2050 as the target date for climate neutrality. Eight EU member states have passed their own legislation
in addition to the directly applicable regulation, including two that have set an earlier target date.
To date, 11 countries outside the EU have passed legislation containing a net-zero emissions goal,
with two setting a target date earlier than 2050. At least three other countries have introduced or
are expressly developing legislation that includes the goal. (Sept. 2021)