Carbon Neutrality

Carbon neutrality refers to achieving net-zero carbon dioxide emissions or other carbon compounds through funding, an equivalent amount of carbon savings or simply eliminating carbon emissions. A net-zero carbon footprint can be achieved by a company, service, product or event. Carbon negativity is the reduction of an entity's carbon footprint to less than neutral in order to create an environmental benefit by removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere rather than adding it. 

The Bocconi Campus is almost carbon neutral: the heating system in the new buildings is provided by a ground source heat pump that uses the water table heat, while the Roentgen, SDA, Velodromo, Via Bocconi 12 and Piazza Sraffa 11 buildings release zero emissions. 

The European Union aims to be carbon neutral by 2050: this target is at the heart of the European Green Deal. Likewise, the Carbon Neutrality Coalition, founded in 2017 by 16 countries and 32 cities, is focused on the same goal inspired by Bhutan, the world’s only carbon-negative country. 
Additionally, many companies are now reducing their carbon footprint and aim for carbon negativity. Microsoft, for example, wants to achieve this objective by 2030 and is also planning on removing its historical carbon emissions by 2050.