What is Net Zero Carbon?
Net Zero is a term that is gaining momentum in the fight against climate change.
It refers to the balance between the amount of carbon emitted into the atmosphere and the carbon that is being removed or offset.
By achieving Net Zero, we can effectively counteract the harmful effects of greenhouse gases and contribute to mitigating global warming.
How can I get to Net Zero?
For starters, it is important to understand that transitioning to Net Zero can be a long-term journey.
The Climate Change Act commits the UK government by law to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by at least 100% of 1990 levels (net zero) by 2050.The UK has set a target to reach Net Zero by 2050 (2045 in Scotland), acknowledging that it takes time to make the necessary changes. - The Climate Change Committee
The opportunities for reaching Net Zero can be affected on factors such as premises, operations, practicalities, and finance.
The first step towards achieving Net Zero is measuring your carbon emissions.
By accurately assessing the amount of carbon you are currently emitting, you can identify areas where improvements can be made.
This measurement allows you to set short, medium, and long-term goals for reducing your emissions.