What is Carbon Status
Zero carbon, carbon neutral, net zero are all kind of similar. It’s often confusing , but the overall objective is that our carbon emissions have to be zero.
“It’s mainly human activities where carbon emissions come from. The heating at homes and offices and the electricity used in that. Then there’s transport and the burning of petrol and diesel involved in travelling on a train or aviation or the shipping of goods that we buy. Industrial processes produce carbon emissions too, such as steel production.”
The new pledge from the government aims to avoid carbon emissions completely by 2050, or have the capability to remove it safely from the atmosphere, known as 'carbon offsetting'.
What’s the difference between “carbon neutral”, “zero carbon”, and “net zero”?
Zero carbon definition
If something is “zero carbon”, that means that it doesn’t emit any carbon at all. Some eco-friendly houses are zero carbon, for example, because they have their own renewable power sources, such as solar panels and so don’t rely on fossil fuels to run.