What is Net Zero?

‘Net zero’ describes the state in which greenhouse gas emissions from human activities are compensated by carbon-neutral alternatives.

The ultimate goal is to reduce CO2 emissions worldwide to zero by shifting from fossil fuel-based systems to renewable energy sources.

Governments around the world have incorporated these objectives into legislative measures that set binding targets.

This is a crucial step in addressing climate change and achieving a more sustainable future.

The emergency climate comes down to a single number, the concentration of carbon in our atmosphere. The measure that greatly determines global temperature and the changes in that one number is the clearest way to chart our own story.

Our burning of fossil fuels, our destruction of nature, our approach to industry, construction and learning, are releasing carbon into the atmosphere at an unprecedented pace and scale.

We are already in trouble. A tale of the smartest species doomed by that all too human characteristic of failing to see the bigger picture in pursuit of short term goals.

The people most affected are no longer some imagined future generation, but young people alive today.

That’s why.

Why Net Zero?

How to get there?

We are the greatest problem solvers to have ever existed on earth. We must recapture billions of tons of carbon from the air and limit global warming to 1.5 °c by 2050 at most.

A new industrial revolution, powered by millions of sustainable innovations, is essential. Nature is a key ally. our motivation should not be fear, but hope.

We’ll need 60% more energy to cool down our homes. Water is 30% more efficient at transferring energy than gas.

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Net Zero acts and initiatives from different countries and regions:

The European Green Deal - European Union​

Ambitious plan for a sustainable economy and climate neutrality by 2050. Sets targets for emissions reduction, renewable energy production, energy efficiency, and circular economy transition.

The Climate Change Act - United Kingdom

Commits the UK to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 100% (net-zero) of 1990 levels by 2050. It establishes carbon budgets and requires plans and reports on climate change mitigation.

The Climate Protection Act - Germany​

Aims for net-zero emissions by 2045. Sets sector-specific reduction targets and establishes a Climate Change Council to advise the government.

The Carbon Neutrality Framework - California (USA)​

Sets a legally binding target for net-zero emissions by 2050. Establishes a framework for emissions budgets and reduction plans.

The CLCPA (Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act) - New York (USA)

Sets targets for New York State to achieve 100% clean electricity by 2040 and net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. It establishes specific interim emission reduction targets.

The Zero Carbon Act - New Zealand​

Sets a legally binding target for net-zero emissions by 2050. Establishes a framework for emissions budgets and reduction plans.