In response to the climatic challenge, ambitious goals have been set to achieve a balance between greenhouse gas emissions and their removal from the atmosphere, known as “Net Zero”. In recent years, increasing attention has been devoted to limiting global warming.

Why Net Zero?

The term “Net Zero” refers to the goal of achieving a balance between greenhouse gas emissions produced and those removed from the atmosphere. When referring to “Net Zero,” it means that the net emissions of greenhouse gases are reduced to zero or offset by actions that remove an equivalent amount of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere.

The concept of “Net Zero” is based on the idea of a carbon budget, which represents the difference between emissions produced by human activities and emissions absorbed or removed by the environment. The goal is to reduce these emissions as much as possible through mitigation measures, such as the adoption of renewable energy sources, energy communities, energy transition, and waste reduction. Any remaining emissions that cannot be eliminated are then offset through carbon removal actions, such as reforestation, soil carbonization, or carbon capture and storage technology.

Goals for 2030: -55%

One of the key milestones on the path to Net Zero is the 2030 target. By this date, many organizations, governments, and companies have committed to drastically reducing their greenhouse gas emissions. This can be achieved through a range of measures, including the adoption of renewable energy, energy efficiency, waste reduction, and promotion of sustainable mobility. The goal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 55% compared to 1990 levels by 2030, a crucial step in achieving Net Zero by 2050.

Goals for 2050: Net Zero

2050 represents another important milestone in the journey towards Net Zero. By this date, the goal is to achieve a balance between greenhouse gas emissions and their removal from the atmosphere. This means that greenhouse gas emissions should be minimized, and any remaining emissions should be offset by carbon removal activities, such as reforestation, carbon capture and storage, and other carbon removal technologies. Net zero is essential for limiting global warming to 1.5°C and mitigating the effects of climate change.

The role of thermoregulation in achieving Net Zero goals

Thermal regulation plays a fundamental role in achieving Net Zero goals for 2030 and 2050. Thermal regulation technologies, such as smart thermostats, OpenTherm e TPI protocols, and high-efficiency energy management systems, can significantly contribute to reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions in buildings. Adopting efficient thermal regulation practices, also in our homes, can reduce energy consumption for heating and cooling buildings, thus contributing to overall reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.

The goals for 2030 and 2050 represent an ambitious but necessary challenge on the path to a sustainable and climate-resilient future. Thermal regulation plays a crucial role in achieving these goals, and investing in efficient thermal regulation technologies and sustainable heating systems is essential to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and creating a cleaner and safer world for future generations.

Net Zero will also be one of the key themes of the 43rd edition of Mostra Convegno Expocomfort, which will take place in Milan (Italy) from March 12th to 15th, 2024.

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