Net zero refers to the concept of balancing the amount of greenhouse gases emitted into the atmosphere with an equivalent amount removed through different actions. While there’s a global race to net zero, Wagga Wagga City Council resolved to set a community target of achieving reduced emissions of 50% by 2030 and net zero by 2050. It is crucial because it will help us minimize the overall impacts of human activities on our environment and climate system.
This generally involves a combination of actions like reducing emissions, investing in renewable energy or green power, and employing strategies to capture and store carbon. In our daily life, they can include simple actions and making some adjustments to:
- How we get around
- What we eat
- How we use energy
- What we purchase
- What we throw away
The Community Net Zero 2050 Roadmap includes different pathways that are available for our community to engage in climate solutions. We encourage our entire community - whether you are an individual, a small business, or a large corporation to engage in as many pathways as possible which feels realistic and relevant to own specific circumstances. Together, we can achieve net zero emissions and enjoy the different co-benefits that can come with it like healthier lives, financial savings, and being proud to contribute to protecting our environment.