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Only 5% of Europe’s Big Firms on Net-Zero Course, Accenture Says

Some industries must double the pace of reductions in the next decade

Solar panels in the U.K.

Solar panels in the U.K.

Photographer: Ian Forsyth/Bloomberg

Only 1 in 20 of Europe’s largest 1,000 listed companies will achieve their net-zero pledges unless they speed up emissions cuts in the next decade.

Almost one-third of those companies have committed to reaching net zero by 2050, and just 9% of those are on course to succeed if they continue the pace of reduction between 2010 and 2019, according to global professional services firm Accenture Plc.