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Climate positive / Carbon negative

Published: 21 May 2024

Last Updated: 21 May 2024

Climate positive, also known as carbon negative, means that an organisation is actively removing existing carbon from the atmosphere. Climate positive goes beyond net zero where an organisation first reduces and then offsets all remaining emissions until an overall equilibrium is achieved.

Human activity has already emitted massive amounts of carbon and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. A number of responsible organisations have already committed to go beyond the emissions of their value chain and become climate positive.

This can be done in a variety of ways, from investing in further offsets, to supporting suppliers and stocking products that are themselves carbon negative.