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Global sectors

Global sectors are a term used to describe an accumulation of organisations and entities operating on a worldwide level that are categorised by their primary focus area: the government, business or civil society.

Global warming

Global warming is the rise in the average temperature of Earth’s atmosphere and oceans since the late 19th century and its projected continuation. Since the early 20th century, Earth’s mean surface temperature has increased by about 0.8 °C

Global warming potential (GWP)

Global Warming Potential (GWP) is an index, based upon radiate attributes of greenhouse gases, compared to that of carbon dioxide. The global warming potential appears as the combined effect of the various lengths of time that these gases remain in the atmosphere and their relative effectiveness in absorbing outgoing infrared radiation.

Globalisation

Globalization is a set of social processes, defined by various commentators in different and often contradictory ways depending upon their vantage points.

Glucose

Glucose is a simple sugar, or monosaccharide, formula C6H12O6. This six-carbon carbohydrate is the main source of energy for animals and plants.