To start on the right path, the NZAB was tasked to deliver a summary of existing domestic and international pathways to net-zero within the first three months of our mandate. This document lays out what we have learned so far. We begin by setting out the context and momentum for net-zero commitments in Canada and internationally. We then offer ten key observations on net-zero pathways: five are foundational values and five are design principles. These observations resonated with our diverse expertise and experiences. They will guide our work to engage and advise on net-zero pathways. The observations are interconnected and should be read together; prioritizing some to the detriment of others will not lead us to most likely pathways. A concluding section then provides an overview of our plan for the remainder of this year. Finally, two annexes describe how we approached this summary, including who we heard from in our first three months, and what resources informed our early thinking.