Carbon offset

Many countries have recently announced major commitments to significantly reduce carbon emissions and achieve “net zero emissions” in the coming years. This term is becoming a necessary step to successfully contain and eliminate climate change.

What is net zero emissions and why is it important?

Net zero emissions means that we ourselves do not add new emissions to the atmosphere. Although emissions will continue, an equal amount will be absorbed by the atmosphere so that a balance can be reached.

Nearly every country has joined the Paris Agreement on Climate Change,Carbon offset which calls for limiting global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. But if we continue to emit the substances that cause climate change, temperatures will continue to rise above 1.5°C, threatening the lives and livelihoods of people around the world.

That’s why more and more countries are committing to becoming carbon neutral or “net zero” in the coming decades.emissions free This is a daunting task that requires immediate action.

Our goal is to achieve net zero emissions by 2050. But countries also need to show how to achieve this.sustainable shipping Efforts to achieve zero emissions must be complemented by measures to adapt to and build resilience to climate change, and to mobilize climate finance for developers.

So, how can the world move towards net zero?

The good news is that the information technology that can achieve net-zero emissions is available and affordable.

A key factor is using clean energy to drive economic development, replacing polluting coal with renewables such as wind or solar, as well as natural gas and oil-fired power plants. This will significantly reduce carbon emissions. Additionally, renewable energy is now not only cleaner than fossil fuels, but also often cheaper.

A comprehensive shift towards electric enterprise transportation powered by renewable energy sources will also play a huge market-impact role in reducing emissions management, while also having the benefit of reducing air pollution in urban environments, a major research area in the networked world society. Electric car companies are rapidly becoming cheaper and more efficient, and many other countries, including those committed to net-zero emissions, have proposed a plan to phase out the sale of fossil fuel-powered cars.

Other harmful emissions come from agriculture (livestock produce large amounts of the greenhouse gas methane). If we eat less meat and more plant-based foods, we can drastically reduce these emissions. Global trends in this regard are once again encouraging, such as the growing popularity of “plant-based meat” foods now sold by some major international fast food chains.

What happens to remaining emissions?

To achieve net zero, we also need to find a way to decarbonize the atmosphere. Likewise, nature also has solutions. These “nature-based solutions” include forests, peat bogs, mangroves, soils, and even underground kelp forests, all of which can sequester carbon very efficiently.

Reducing corporate emissions is extremely important. That's why we're making huge efforts of our own around the world to save national forests, plant trees, rehabilitate peat and mangrove areas, and implement improved farming techniques.