Carbon Footprint - Definition, glossary, details

Carbon footprint is the amount of greenhouse gases measured in amount of carbon dioxide, produced by human activities. A carbon footprint can be measured in terms of tons of CO2 equivalent per year. An organization’s or individual’s carbon footprint can be broken down into primary and secondary footprints. Primary footprint is the direct emission of greenhouse gases (GHG) from the burning of fossil fuels while secondary footprint is indirect emission of GHG during the lifecycle of products used by an individual or organization.

Other Terms

Carbon capture and storage Carbon sink Carbon Sequestration
Clean Development Mechanism Climate Change Carbon Credits
Carbon Trading Cap and Trade Carbon Offset
CO2 Scrubber Chemical Absorption Cogeneration
Certified Emission Reduction (CER) Coal Bed Methane (CBM) Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX)
Carbon Cycle Carbon Tax Clathrate Gun Hypothesis
Canadian Sedimentary Basin Carbon dioxide Fertilization Carbon dioxide Equivalent
Carbon Intensity Clean Coal technology Carbon Emission Reduction Target (CERT)
Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Carbon Market
Conference of Parties (COP) Carbon Allowance Carbon Offset
Cap Rock Chloroflurocarbons (CFCs) CO2 migration
Carbon Adsorbent California Climate Action Registry (CCAR) Carbon Financial Instrument (CFI) contract
Carbon leakage Carbon Neutral Climate Feedback
Climate lag Coal Mine Methane Carbon Accounting
Coal Gasification Carbon Price Carbon Calculation

Power Plant CCS - Glossary

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