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What is Real Zero?

Real zero means that zero emissions are created or released, stopping carbon emissions before they enter the atmosphere. Real zero requires a near complete transformation of how society currently produces, consumes, and lives. This means switching to 100% renewable energy (with no fossil fuels burnt and no carbon offsets), and behaving more efficiently, environmentally consciously and less wastefully. Many organisations will be able to achieve zero emissions (across Scope 1, 2 and 3), although the challenge is whether we can achieve universal real zero CO2 emissions by the 2050 target. Real zero is also know as true or absolute zero. 

 

To find out more and hear how real zero impacts your business, talk to us, the sustainability delivery specialists at hello@futuretivity.com

 

 

References

Resilience: https://www.resilience.org/stories/2022-01-19/net-zero-versus-real-zero-and-the-future-of-the-planet/

Greenpeace: https://www.greenpeace.org/international/act/real-zero/

Green Business Bureau: https://greenbusinessbureau.com/topics/carbon-accounting/net-zero-vs-real-zero-emissions-and-what-it-means-for-your-business-goals/