Interested in learning more about Net Zero Atlantic, our member services and the types of work our team does? You’ll find that information and more in these questions and answers.
Net zero refers to carbon neutrality. It is the balance between the amount of greenhouse gases being produced and the amount being removed from the atmosphere. We will achieve carbon neutrality when the amount of greenhouse gases we add to the atmosphere is not more than the amount being taken away. Achieving carbon neutrality has become a goal for many organizations and jurisdictions, including the Atlantic provinces.
Net Zero Atlantic is a non-profit organization that provides credible and objective data and support services to advance Atlantic Canada’s sustainable and inclusive transition to a carbon-neutral future.
The name Net Zero Atlantic refers to our focus on leading applied research, providing services and contributing to projects that are helping Atlantic Canada achieve a carbon neutral future.
An inclusive transition is one that recognizes and addresses in meaningful ways the impact that changes related to the transition will have on economies, communities, and industries. An inclusive transition is one that is just and socially fair and which is carried out in such a way that no one is left behind.
We are encouraging growth of a sustainable energy sector by leading applied research and strategic projects in critical topics related to the energy transition that currently include – but are not limited to – hydrogen, offshore wind, geothermal energy, tidal energy, and energy system modeling.
Our priorities are research and strategic projects related to sustainable energy production, emissions reductions and climate change mitigation, as well as supporting economic growth by assessing cleantech opportunities.
Our existing priorities are research and strategic projects related to sustainable energy production, emissions reductions and climate change mitigation, as well as supporting economic growth by assessing cleantech opportunities.
We provide our members with a comprehensive suite of services, including educational and interactive webinars and workshops, a daily bulletin, networking events and an annual conference. In addition, our standing members’ committee provides recommendations on our research priorities. Become a member today and join the conversation.
We are a non-profit member and client services organization. Our work is primarily project-based. We lead applied research, provide services, and coordinate projects to enable Atlantic Canada’s energy system transition.
Our team is responding to our region’s changing data needs by collaborating with academia, governments, Indigenous Peoples, private sector organizations, and other NGOs.
Our revenues come from a mix of sources, including fees paid by clients and funding from various sources, including government.
Our team works in all four Atlantic provinces and our focus is on work that reflects regional interests. Our main office is in Halifax.