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High-tech solutions for the net-zero equation

Advanced technologies are key to decarbonization, and there are climate-technology needs that have yet to be realized. Next-generation technologies in five areas—agriculture, carbon capture, electrification, hydrogen, and the power grid—could reduce 40 percent of greenhouse-gas emissions by 2050 and could draw as much as $2 trillion in annual investments in the next few years.

Five groups of technologies could attract $2 trillion of capital per year by 2025 and abate 40 percent of greenhouse-gas emissions by 2050.
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To read the article, see “Innovating to net zero: An executive’s guide to climate technology,” October 28, 2021.