Zero carbon means that a product or service does not produce any carbon emissions while operating. Renewable energy sources like wind and solar are examples of zero carbon as they don’t release carbon dioxide (CO₂) when producing electricity. On the other hand, net-zero carbon refers to the balance between the amount of carbon emitted and the amount removed from the atmosphere. This involves offsetting or compensating for the carbon emissions produced by a company or activity through measures like carbon offset projects or carbon capture technologies. Zero carbon means a product or service emits no CO₂ equivalent (CO₂e) during operation. Meanwhile, net-zero carbon emissions imply that activity doesn’t result in any net increase in carbon emissions in the atmosphere.