Carbon Neutral vs Net Zero: What’s the difference and why it matters

As states and corporates swing behind climate action there is much talk of carbon neutral and net-zero goals. Yet these terms offer very different approaches to tackling emissions.

But what does ‘net-zero carbon’ mean in practice – and what are we setting out to achieve?

Two terms, in particular – ‘carbon neutral’ and ‘net-zero carbon’ – are often used interchangeably but represent very different approaches to combatting climate change.

Find out more in this no-nonsense article from Herbert Smith Freehills