Untangling our climate goals
What's the difference between carbon neutral and net zero?
By John Lang@johnlangab
The terms 'climate neutral' and 'net zero' are often used interchangeably by politicians, businesses and even scientists. But what do they really mean? Also, net zero of what?
- IPCC, Climate Change 2022: Mitigation of Climate Change, Technical Summary, 2022
- IPCC Glossary, Special Report on 1.5°C, 2018
- Race to Zero Lexicon, Race to Zero Expert Peer Review Group