The term ‘net-zero carbon’ refers to a standard proposed by policymakers, climate scientists and activists which by emissions would be reduced to a sustainable level, preventing catastrophic climate change. Some countries have already set targets- yet the issue is one of global contention.
Net-zero carbon is possible with a measured, long-term approach
Though it requires careful planning and new legislation, net-zero carbon is a viable goal all nations should strive toward.
Renewable energy is the way foward
Solar, wind and geothermal energy biofuels and biomass have taken an increasingly prominent role in powering nations such as the UK. As long as we upscale our use of them, the net-zero target will be in reach.
An invigorated response from a local and international scale has revealed that the world is ready to take climate-change seriously. With strong policy and leadership we can expect to make a difference.
The different approaches being employed are counter-productive
Net-zero will supposedly be achieved by cutting emissions of greenhouse gases while using ‘negative emissions technologies’ to take away residual emissions, but these two approaches risk not working in tandem- and NET’s have problems of their own.