Carbon Neutrality

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 Mar 2024.

Topic Editors (5)

Andrea G.  Capodaglio Prof. Andrea G. Capodaglio 
Topic Editor
Fellow IWA, BCEE, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy
Interests: Sustainable Development; Energy and Materials Recovery; Innovative Water and Wastewater Treatment; Groundwater Contamination; Bioelectrochemical Systems
Chengcheng  Tian Prof. Chengcheng Tian 
Topic Editor
School of Resources and Environmental Engineering, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, China
Interests: CO2 Capture and Utilization; Pollutant Absorption; Environmental Catalysis; Energy Materials; Energy Conversion; Energy Efficiency; Resource Efficiency; Sustainable Resources Management
Lidong  Wang Prof. Lidong Wang 
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Topic Editor
MOE Key Laboratory of Resources and Environmental Systems Optimization, College of Environmental Science and Engineering, North China Electric Power University, Beijing, China
Interests: Flue Gas; CO2 Capture; Desulfurization; Catalysis; Absorption
Ming  Xu Prof. Ming Xu 
Topic Editor
School for Environment & Sustainability, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Interests: Sustainable Systems; Structural Decomposition Analysis; Carbon Emissions; Material Flow Analysis
Xiuping  Zhu Prof. Xiuping Zhu 
Topic Editor
Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
Interests: Water Quality and Treatment; Renewable Energy; Hydrogen and Power Generation; CO2 Utilization

Topic Collection Information

Topic Introduction

Carbon neutrality, as a state of net-zero CO2 emissions, which can be achieved by counterbalanced all worldwide greenhouse gas emissions by carbon sequestration. Another way to reduce emissions and to pursue carbon neutrality is to offset emissions made in transportation, energy production, agriculture, and industry by reducing them through science-based measures such afforestation and energy saving and reduction emission. This can be done through development of renewable energy, energy efficiency or other clean, low-carbon technologies ( In the 75th session of the UN General Assembly President Xi Jinping proposed that China will increase its National Determined Contribution and adopt more powerful policies and measures. We strive to peak CO2 emissions before 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality before 2060 ( ( Till the end of December 2021, net zero targets has been set by 136 countries, 115 regions, 235 cities, and 682 companies, which have covered 88% of global greenhouse get emissions, 90% of global GDP and 85% of the world's population (


  • Carbon Neutral Energy
  • Carbon Neutral Technology
  • Net Zero Carbon
  • Carbon Sink
  • Carbon Offsetting
  • Carbon Footprint
  • Carbon Reduction
  • Carbon Neutral Policy

Published Papers (2 papers)

Perspective Open Access
Carbon Neutrality and Life Cycle Thinking
  • Clean Energy and Sustainability 2023, 1(1), 10002;
  • Ruoxi Xiong   Ming Xu  
  • Check 29 Jan 2023

    Climate change is one of the most critical sustainability challenges facing the humanity. International communities have joined forces to mitigate cli...

    Article Open Access
    Reduced Climate Impacts of Dairy Sludge Management by Introducing Hydrothermal Carbonization
  • Clean Energy and Sustainability 2023, 1(1), 10003;
  • Aidan Mark Smith   Sven Gjedde Sommer   Arezoo Taghizadeh-Toosi  
  • Check 13 Mar 2023

    Dairies which produce cheese and milk products can, however, produce large volumes of wastewater that require treatment, usually via activated slud...