Carbon neutrality

What is Net-Zero?

This term refers to achieving a balance between the amount of greenhouse gases emitted into the atmosphere and the amount removed from it. Achieving climate neutrality means transitioning to energy sources that are renewable or low carbon, improving energy efficiency in industries/transport/buildings, protecting and restoring forests and other ecosystems, and investing in innovative technologies to capture and store greenhouse gas emissions.

European Climate Targets

The European Union has adopted the goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Eurogas supports this objective and believes that with the right policy framework the gas sector could be net-zero before 2050.

Under the European Green Deal it is planned that the EU achieves 55% GHG emission reductions by 2030, compared to 1990, and a further reduction of 90% in 2040 has been recommended, before becoming climate neutral by 2050.

Towards a Climate Neutral Gas Sector

Eurogas supports the officially-adopted targets. By striving for climate neutrality, we aim to limit climate change and mitigate the worst of its impacts, creating a more sustainable planet for current and future generations. The gas sector can contribute to this decarbonisation by scaling up renewable and low-carbon gases, reducing methane emissions, improving carbon management technologies and the efficiency of gaseous energies, and adopting a circular economy for the sector.