Preparing for new environmental conditions.
A project must demonstrate that more carbon than normal is retained.
A government regulated carbon market that places a limit on GHG emissions.
A standardised unit that equals one metric ton of CO2e from a carbon offset project.
The way carbon moves through the atmosphere, oceans and land.
Carbon Dioxide (CO2)
The most important GHG. Industry, electricity and transportation are its major sources.
Carbon Dioxide Equivalent (CO2e)
Amount of any GHG with similar warming to an amount of CO2
The fluctuations of CO2 in the atmosphere, oceans and land.
The total amount of greenhouse gases that are emitted, either directly or indirectly.
A system to reduce GHGs by putting a price on carbon and trading carbon credits.
Reducing sources of GHGs, or increasing storage of GHGs, to compensate for other GHG emissions.
Independent authority that approves, lists and tracks a carbon credit's ownership.
Storage of carbon for a long time.
A source that removes CO2 from the atmosphere.
A source that places CO2 onto the atmosphere.
A fee for GHG emissions.
Changes in weather trends over time.
Releases of CO2 into the atmosphere.
Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG)
Business and investment behaviours that promote environmental sustainability and social equity.
Greenhouse Gases (GHGs)
Molecules in the atmosphere that retain heat, resulting in the greenhouse effect.
A project must demonstrate that carbon is not being released somewhere else.
Reducing sources of greenhouse gases (GHG) or increasing storage of GHGs.
A project must demonstrate that carbon is retained for a long time.