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Policing of Net-Zero Claims to Take Shape in 2022, UN Chief Says

Antonio Guterres speaks during the COP26 climate talks in Glasgow, U.K., on Nov. 1.
Antonio Guterres speaks during the COP26 climate talks in Glasgow, U.K., on Nov. 1.Photographer: Emily Macinnes/Bloomberg

The head of the United Nation says a group he’s convening to police net-zero commitments will submit recommendations to him over the course of next year.

“We need to hold each other accountable -- governments, non-state actors and civil society,” UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said to the Global Climate Action event on Thursday, where he gave details on the High-Level Expert Group that he’s established to give more consistency around net zero targets.