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Burden sharing

Burden sharing (Kyoto Protocol burden-sharing agreement) is a term used to describe a system to mitigate climate change across individual countries fairly.

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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.

Carbon tax

A carbon tax is a term used to describe a tax on greenhouse-gas emission. In reality, the carbon tax is an important instrument used to curb greenhouse-gas emissions.

Emission

Emission

Natural or human-caused processes release of material into the environment. This term is used particularly describing air pollution for suspended or volatile contaminants that result burning fuel in an engine, for example. read more..

Framework Convention on Climate Change (FCCC)

Framework Convention on Climate Change (FCCC)

The Framework Convention on Climate Change (FCCC), which became effective in 1994, is a voluntary and nonbinding declaration of standards, goals, and objectives that represents international cooperation to reduce human-made greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change (known also as “anthropogenic emissions”) Read more..

Hydrocarbon

Hydrocarbon

Hydrocarbon is an organic chemical compound of hydrogen and carbon in gas, liquid, or solid phase. Hydrocarbons can vary from simple methane to very heavy, complex compounds. Fossil fuels are made up of hydrocarbons. In vehicle emissions, these are usually vapours created from incomplete combustion or from vaporization of liquid gasoline. Read more..

Life cycle map

Life-cycle map is a term used to visualize all steps in the life cycle assessment (LCA) process; a visual map or diagram of the interrelated processes of the product or service system.Read more..