Why Water Is the Next Net-Zero Environmental Target
By Ian Thomas
To date, the discussion around companies and governments moving to net-zero has mostly centered on greenhouse gas emissions goals. Also known as carbon neutrality, it requires entities to remove as much carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases from the atmosphere as they release into it through efforts like restoring forests, using carbon capture technologies, or buying carbon offsets.
At the UN Climate Change Conference, also known as COP26 and which begins today, the topic of how world leaders plan to reduce emissions and meet the goals set by the 2015 Paris Agreement to reach net-zero emissions by 2050 will be front and center.
But there is another environmental pledge that several companies are now taking, focused on water.
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