Carbon Neutral

Becoming carbon neutral, sometimes known as CO2 neutral, most commonly refers to achieving net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (including all greenhouse gases weighted according to their CO2-equivalent impact). Carbon neutrality can be achieved by reducing and avoiding GHG emissions at the point of origin/production, or by balancing greenhouse gas emissions through the purchase of an equivalent amount of carbon offsets. This combination of activities allows companies, charities, governments, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and individuals to reduce their net climate change impact to nil. To emphasize reduction of GHG emissions is generally recognized as a “best practice,” and to offset, if necessary, residual emissions.

Carbon neutrality is achieved by reducing carbon emissions and balancing greenhouse gas emissions through the purchase and cancellation of an equivalent amount of ...

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