Net-zero refers to the balance between the amount of greenhouse gases that are emitted into the atmosphere and the amount that are removed from the atmosphere. A net-zero organization, company, or country is one that has achieved this balance by either reducing its greenhouse gas emissions to zero or offsetting its emissions through activities that remove an equivalent amount of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere (such as tree planting or carbon capture and storage). The goal of achieving net-zero status is to stabilize the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and limit the global temperature increase to below 2°C, as agreed upon in the Paris Agreement. By achieving net-zero status, organizations and countries can play a significant role in combating climate change and helping to protect the planet for future generations.
Last modified 01/08/2023