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C3 plants

C3 plants produce a three-carbon compound during photosynthesis, including most trees and agricultural crops such as rice, wheat, soybeans, potatoes and vegetables.


C4 plants

C4 plant, mainly of tropical origin, that produce a four-carbon compound during photosynthesis, including many kinds of grass and the agriculturally important crops maize, sugar cane, millet and sorghum

Carbon colonialism

Carbon colonialism is a term used by critics of carbon trading to describe how carbon offset’s projects can be used by wealthy consumers in the North to displace their high-carbon consuming practices by offsetting their emissions cheaply in the South.