FAQ: Is sustainability the same as net-zero?

The terms net zero and sustainability have different meanings, but look to broadly achieve the same goal, so can often be confused as the same thing. -Net Zero – The balance between emissions produced and the removals that are achieved. This means that the amount of greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere is equal to the amount that are removed. -Sustainability – Taking actions to avoid depletion and damage to natural resources, it encompasses a variety of aspects from reducing waste and pollution to promoting social equality. Net zero is an important part of creating a more sustainable future.