Glossary terms

Standard definitions to help you draft climate aligned contracts

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1.5C Aligned

1.5C Aligned

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100% Renewable Energy & Renewable Energy Sources

100% Renewable Energy & Renewable Energy Sources

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A

Abatement Measures

Abatement Measures

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Adverse Climate Outcome (ACO) & Adverse Social Outcome (ASO)

Adverse Climate Outcome (ACO) & Adverse Social Outcome (ASO)

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Air Quality

Air Quality

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Alternative Fuel

Alternative Fuel

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Avoided Emissions

Avoided Emissions

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B

Base Year

Base Year

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Beyond Value Chain Mitigation Measures

Beyond Value Chain Mitigation Measures

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Biodiversity & Biological Diversity or Biodiversity Loss

Biodiversity & Biological Diversity or Biodiversity Loss

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C

Carbon Budget

Carbon Budget

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Carbon Capture, Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) & Carbon Capture Usage and Storage (CCUS)

Carbon Capture, Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) & Carbon Capture Usage and Storage (CCUS)

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Carbon Dioxide Equivalent (CO2e or CO2eq)

Carbon Dioxide Equivalent (CO2e or CO2eq)

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Carbon Footprint

Carbon Footprint

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Carbon Footprint Standards

Carbon Footprint Standards

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Carbon Neutral

Carbon Neutral

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Carbon Neutral Date

Carbon Neutral Date

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Carbon Price

Carbon Price

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Carbon Sequestration

Carbon Sequestration

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Climate Change

Climate Change

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Climate Change Adaptation [Measures]

Climate Change Adaptation

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Climate Change Event

Climate Change Event

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Climate Change Mitigation [Measures]

Climate Change Mitigation

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Climate Professional

Climate Professional

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Competency Greenwashing

Competency Greenwashing

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Completion Net Carbon

Completion Net Carbon

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Compound Climate Disaster

Compound Climate Disaster

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Conservation Land

Conservation Land

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Declared Carbon Capacity (of Woodland)

Declared Carbon Capacity (of Woodland)

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E

Electrification

Electrification

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Embodied Carbon (Embedded Carbon)

Embodied Carbon (Embedded Carbon)

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Emissions Statement

Emissions Statement

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Energy Savings

Energy Savings

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Environmental Performance

Environmental Performance

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Environmental Work & Climate Sabbatical Work

Environmental Work & Climate Sabbatical Work

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Epi-Terra Climate Change Event & Pan-Terra Climate Change Event

Epi-Terra Climate Change Event & Pan-Terra Climate Change Event

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ESG

ESG

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G

GHG Protocol

GHG Protocol

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GHG Reductions

GHG Reductions

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GHG Removals

GHG Removals

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GHG Reporting/ GHG Reporting Standard

GHG Reporting/ GHG Reporting Standard

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Green Infrastructure

Green Infrastructure

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Green Transport

Green Transport

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Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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Greenhouse Gases (GHGs)

Greenhouse Gases (GHGs)

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Greenwashing

Greenwashing

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Gross Zero Target

Gross Zero Target

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H

Hydrocarbons

Hydrocarbons

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I

Inset or Insetting

Inset or Insetting

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J

Just Transition

Just Transition

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L

Long-Term Science-Based Target

Long-Term Science-Based Target

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M

Mitigation Hierarchy

Mitigation Hierarchy

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N

Native Trees

Native Trees

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Natural Capital

Natural Capital

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Near-Term Science-Based Targets

Near-Term Science-Based Targets

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Net Negative

Net Negative

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Net Zero

Net Zero

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Net Zero Overage & Net Zero Objectives

Net Zero Overage & Net Zero Objectives

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Net Zero Overshoot Amount

Net Zero Overshoot Amount

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Net Zero Target

Net Zero Target

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Neutralisation Measures

Neutralisation Measures

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O

Offset or Offsetting

Offset or Offsetting

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Offset Provider

Offset Provider

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Offsetting Strategy

Offsetting Strategy

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Offshoring

Offshoring

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P

Paris Agreement Goals

Paris Agreement Goals

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Paris Alignment or Paris Aligned

Paris Alignment or Paris Aligned

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R

Residual Emissions

Residual Emissions

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S

Scope 1, 2 and 3 Emissions

Scope 1, 2 and 3 Emissions

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Social Purpose

Social Purpose

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Sustainability Measures

Sustainability Measures

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Sustainable

Sustainable

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T

Target Boundaries

Target Boundaries

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Transition Plan

Transition Plan

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U

Ultra Low Emission Vehicle (ULEV), Zero and Low Emission Vehicle (ZLEV) and Electric Vehicle (EV)

Ultra Low Emission Vehicle (ULEV), Zero and Low Emission Vehicle (ZLEV) and Electric Vehicle (EV)

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Z

Zero Carbon Housing & Zero Carbon Homes

Zero Carbon Housing & Zero Carbon Homes

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