Understanding the Basics of Net Zero

We've all heard the phrase net zero, but what exactly does it mean? Put simply, net zero refers to the balance between the amount of greenhouse gas (GHG) that's produced and the amount that's removed from the atmosphere.
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What is Net Zero?

Net Zero refers to achieving an overall balance between the greenhouse gases (GHGs) being emitted into the atmosphere and those being removed from it.

The fight for Net Zero is an ongoing battle as human activities constantly add greenhouse gases to the atmosphere, while natural ecosystems such as forests and oceans attempt to absorb as much as possible.

Why is Net Zero Important?

Greenhouse gases trap heat in our atmosphere, resulting in what we call global warming and the associated risks that are continuously developing. Net Zero is crucial in preventing the progression of these risks such as rising sea levels, extreme weather and biodiversity issues.

By stablising our climate through Net Zero we aim ensure our that planet remains an optimal environment for not only ourselves but for the ecosystems that we live with side by side.

How Can We Achieve Net Zero?

Net Zero requires adoption from the entirety of our planet to ensure a collaborative and accountable approach, but how do we achieve this?

Emissions Reduction

  • Transitioning to renewable energy sources such as solar or wind energy.
  • Improving energy efficiency in homes, businesses, industries and transportation
  • Championing sustainable agricultural work and other sectors.

Carbon Removal

  • Development of natural based solutions such as planting trees, forest conservation and ocean preservation to enhance carbon consumption.
  • Continue to focus on technological advancements such as carbon capture and storage to reduce emissions directly from our air.


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