Net Zero Definition
Net zero is the state in which the amount of greenhouse gases (GHGs) emitted into the atmosphere is balanced by the amount that is removed from the atmosphere. When the emission of carbon dioxide (CO2) reaches this point, global warming stops.
An international treaty known as the Paris Agreement was entered into force on November 4, 2016. It set a target for countries to reach net zero by 2050. To help reach this goal, many manufacturers are adopting more sustainable product development practices to reduce their energy consumption and carbon footprint.