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What does carbon neutral really mean? Clarifying terminology in climate claims

Wao Aotearoa | Environmental Accounting Services

What does carbon neutral really mean?

Carbon neutral, climate neutral, carbon zero, climate positive, carbon reduce. What do they even mean and do semantics really matter?

In this Impact Session, the team from Environmental Accounting Services will explain the terminology and the current requirements in New Zealand for making climate mitigation related claims. Risks and rewards from the perspective of business, consumers and importantly the climate will be explored.

Who is this for? This workshop is aimed at businesses wanting to make climate claims in the market and consumers confused about what it is businesses are saying.

Wao is a community non-profit set up to educate, inspire and enable New Zealand communities to move towards a regenerative future. Celebrating five years of action and education, our annual Wao Summit is a 360 degree approach to creating and fostering tangible, social and environmental change at every level. From food resilience, to changing the way we get around, to developing stronger community connection – we look at every facet of what it truly means to live in harmony with the planet. This event is one of 30 events hosted down in Wānaka, but delivered online for all to tune in.

Access this event, along with 7 other online events with the Wao Summit Online Ticket. The Wao Summit is a six day annual event held in Wānaka. Its aim is to inspire, educate and enable our transition as a community and nation to a healthy, thriving, diverse, carbon zero community.

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27.10.2022 @ 12:30 pm


12:30pm – 2:00pm


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Wao Aoteaora \ Environmental Accounting Services