What is Net Zero

What does 'net zero' mean? According to the BBC

Net zero means not adding to the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

Achieving it means reducing emissions as much as possible, and balancing out any that remain by removing an equivalent amount.

Greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide (CO2) are released when we burn oil, gas and coal for our homes, factories and transport. This causes global warming by trapping the sun's energy.

The projects Carbon Neutral Group support do both. Some projects reduce emissions by driving a change to renewable energy and more energy efficient solutions. Other projects remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. All of our projects are certified from globally recognised bodies like Verra, Gold Standard or United Nations.

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