Certified Emission Reduction (CER) - Definition, glossary, details

CER’s are carbon credits issued by CDM executive board for the CDM projects aimed at reducing greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. One CER is equivalent to 1 ton of CO2 avoided. It is defined under article 16 of the Kyoto protocol. CERs can be held by private entities or governmental organizations in electronic accounts with the United Nations. This can be used by Annex I countries (as mentioned in Kyoto protocol) to comply with their emission reduction targets under Kyoto protocol.

Other Terms

Carbon capture and storage Carbon sink Carbon Sequestration
Clean Development Mechanism Climate Change Carbon Credits
Carbon Trading Cap and Trade Carbon Footprint
Carbon Offset CO2 Scrubber Chemical Absorption
Cogeneration 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

Free PowerplantCCS Newsletter in Your Email

Get regular updates and insights on the trends and breakthroughs in the power plant CCS industry! Register now. It's Free.