Ideas for a brighter future for all

Reaching Net Zero and Becoming Carbon Neutral

In the race to take action against climate change a lot of terms are thrown around – “net zero”, “carbon neutral”, “carbon negative”. But what do they even mean? We unpack some of these terms and ask the question – what can humans actually do to reverse the negative impact on the environment?

Featuring: Assoc Professor Kerrie Foxwell-Norton from Griffith University and YouTuber Julian O’Shea who break down the concepts and help us understand what’s behind the language, and how you can take action.


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