Browsing Category Net zero

Net zero refers to a state in which the amount of greenhouse gas emissions produced is equal to the amount removed from the atmosphere. This means that there is no net increase in the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, which helps to mitigate the effects of climate change.

Net zero can be achieved in several ways, such as reducing emissions, using renewable energy sources, and planting trees to absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. The goal of achieving net zero is to limit the global temperature rise to below 2 degrees Celsius, which is seen as the threshold for dangerous levels of climate change.

Many countries, companies, and organizations have set net zero targets for themselves, with the goal of achieving net zero emissions by mid-century or sooner. By setting net zero targets, these entities are demonstrating their commitment to reducing their impact on the environment and mitigating the effects of climate change.

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