Carbon neutrality is achieved when it equates to a zero-emission result. To achieve this, it is necessary to gradually and progressively eliminate the use of fossil fuels such as oil or coal, the main causes of global warming.


By 2050, the European Union has committed to achieving carbon neutrality, as implemented in the new European climate law.  To achieve  carbon neutrality, the same amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) has to be emitted into the atmosphere from which it is removed by different routes, which leaves the so-called zero carbon footprint.

Some of the measures that can be taken to reduce carbon emissions are:

  • Reduce energy consumption and all activities that produce emissions.
  • Improve energy efficiency.
  • Innovate in low-carbon technology.
  • Use and consumption of renewable energy, such as wind, solar, hydroelectric…

On the other hand, emotions can also be reduced and progress towards carbon neutrality through so-called “carbon offsetting”.  Carbon offsetting is about balancing emissions emitted in a given sector by reducing CO2 elsewhere. How to get it? Through investments in renewable energies, energy efficiency and all those technologies that are not polluting.

Another way to reduce the carbon footprint and achieve neutrality is to carry out a border adjustment mechanism for carbon emissions. This mechanism is intended to set an import price for certain products if they come from countries whose objectives are not ambitious enough.

The European Union, through the European Green Deal, will be the first continent capable of absorbing as much CO2 emissions as it produces by 2050 and currently, they are reviewing legislation and establishing new laws that will help meet emissions by 55% by 2030.

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