Net zero refers to the balance between the amount of greenhouse gas emissions produced and the amount removed from the atmosphere. Achieving net zero involves reducing emissions as much as possible and offsetting any remaining emissions by supporting carbon reduction projects or using carbon capture technology.
Achieving net zero is essential in the fight against climate change. Governments, businesses and organisations of all sizes are starting to set and work towards net zero targets, and for some it is already a legal requirement. More than 70 countries, including the biggest polluters – China, the United States, and the European Union – have set a net-zero target.
Transitioning to a net-zero world is one of the greatest challenges of our time.