Close

Your request has been taken into account.

An email has just been sent to you with a link to download the resource :)

🚀 Greenly Raises a $52 Million Series B to Drive Widespread Adoption of Emissions Reporting Amidst Regulatory Push!

The glossary of committed companies

Find all our definitions to learn more about global warming, carbon footprint and CSR.

  • A

    Activity Based Method

    The Activity Based Method serves as one of the methods used to calculate emissions in carbon accounting.

    Learn more
  • B

    Blue Carbon

    Blue carbon is the carbon stored in coastal and marine ecosystems, which sequester large amounts of carbon from the atmosphere, and are an important part of global carbon sequestration.

    Learn more
  • C

    CSR

    The term corporate social responsibility (CSR) refers to practices and regulations taken up by companies and organizations intended to take ownership of having a positive impact on the world. It is a concept in corporate management that integrates social and environmental commitments throughout a business’s strategy.

    Learn more

    Carbon accounting

    Carbon accounting refers to the discipline of measurement and accounting techniques that serve to measure the carbon footprint of an organization or individual, and the trading of carbon credits or offsetting techniques involved in this domain.

    Learn more

    Carbon assessment

    A carbon assessment is the process of measuring how much greenhouse gases are produced by an individual or organisation.

    Learn more

    Carbon capture

    ‍Put most simply, carbon capturing is the act of capturing carbon before it is released into the atmosphere, with the goal of mitigating its effects on the climate.

    Learn more

    Carbon credits

    Carbon credits - also referred to as carbon offsets - are essentially permits that allow the holder to emit a certain amount of carbon dioxide or greenhouse gases.

    Learn more

    Carbon cycle

    A carbon cycle is the Earth’s natural way of recreating carbon atoms, which is done when carbon is exchanged within the biosphere, hydrosphere, pedosphere, geosphere, and the Earth’s atmosphere.

    Learn more

    Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)

    The Carbon Disclosure Project, commonly referred to as the CDP, is a non-profit and global organisation that helps companies to disclose their environmental impact.

    Learn more

    Carbon footprint

    A carbon footprint is the amount of greenhouse gases that is released into the Earth’s atmosphere as a result of the activities of a particular company, individual or organisation.

    Learn more

    ‍Carbon management

    ‍Carbon management refers to a series of techniques or practices that control the release of greenhouse gasses related to human activities into the atmosphere.

    Learn more

    Carbon neutral

    Carbon neutral means that the total sum of emissions generated by an entity are offset, through means of reducing them or by compensating for them through various offsetting or emissions absorption projects.

    Learn more

    CO2e (CO2 equivalent)

    CO2e represents ‘carbon dioxide equivalent’. It’s a measurement of the total greenhouse gases emitted, expressed as the equivalent measurement of carbon dioxide.

    Learn more
  • D

    Decarbonization

    Decarbonization can refer to the process in which any entity that generates emissions such as a company, organization, or sector, reduces its carbon footprint by reducing its greenhouse gas emissions.

    Learn more
  • E

    Ecosystem

    An ecosystem refers to all of the living organisms and the exterior environment in which they live – such as trees on an island or fungi on mushrooms.

    Learn more

    Energy Mix

    Energy mix refers to the breakdown of energy consumption in a given geographical area, broken down by energy source (for example: renewable energy, natural gas, coal, petroleum etc.)

    Learn more

    ESG

    Environmental, social, and corporate governance, is a set of criteria through which a company can be measured in terms of its ethics and sustainability, providing a measure of the degree to which the company is futureproof, outside of simply its financial performance.

    Learn more
  • F

    Fit for 55

    Fit for 55 is a package presented by the European Commission as part of the European Green Deal.

    Learn more

    Fossil fuels

    A fossil fuel is a natural fuel, such as coal, gas, or oil – and is formed from the Earth’s crust.

    Learn more
  • G

    GHG Protocol

    The Greenhouse Gas Protocol is an initiative that serves to determine a universal standardized measurement by which companies and organizations can be evaluated on their output of emissions.

    Learn more

    Global Warming

    Global warming refers to the rising global temperatures around the world, and the effects of these rising temperatures on the planet, life, and society.

    Learn more

    Greenhouse Effect

    The greenhouse effect is when greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere trap the sun’s heat, and result in higher temperatures.

    Learn more

    Greenhouse gasses

    Greenhouse gasses are present in the Earth’s atmosphere and trap heat, which ultimately further aggravate global warming.

    Learn more

    Greenwashing

    Greenwashing, also referred to as “green sheen”, is when a company advertises misleading environmental claims, which allow their customers to believe that their product or service is eco-friendly even if it isn’t.

    Learn more
  • I

    Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

    The IPCC, or the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change serves as the United Nations' vessel to evaluate science that explains climate change.

    Learn more
  • K

    Kyoto Protocol

    The Kyoto Protocol was a previous international agreement that aimed to reduce the amount of carbon emissions and greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

    Learn more
  • L

    Life Cycle Assessment

    The Life Cycle Assessment is a procedure for measuring the environmental impact of a product or service throughout its entire life cycle.

    Learn more
  • N

    Net Zero Initiative (NZI)

    The Net Zero Initiative helps companies and organizations find a way to get the most out of their decarbonizing efforts, with the goal of achieving global carbon neutrality. In short, Net Zero means lowering greenhouse gas emissions to as close to zero as possible and accounting for the remaining emissions by way of carbon offsetting projects.

    Learn more
  • O

    Offset

    Carbon offsetting is the process of removing carbon dioxide or other greenhouse gas emissions from the atmosphere. This process can take shape in many different ways.

    Learn more
  • P

    Paris Agreement

    The Paris Agreement is an international treaty that aims to fight against climate change by joining countries of the world together to work towards a collective goal.

    Learn more
  • R

    Renewable energy

    Renewable energy, also sometimes referred to as clean energy, is the concept of using energy sources that are easily replenished and do not depend on the use of finite resources such as oils or fossil fuels.

    Learn more
  • S

    Science Based Target initiative (SBTi)

    The Science Based Target Initiative, better known as the SBTi, is an initiative that seeks to improve the global stance on climate change by providing companies who choose to apply for it with scientific data to help them set their carbon emissions reduction targets.

    Learn more

    Scope 1

    Scope 1 emissions come directly from the source of industrial production or vehicles that are used in a company, including all sources of non-renewable energy as well – such as the energy required to run the office.

    Learn more

    Scope 2

    Scope 2 emissions are any emissions created by power consumption – like the electricity necessary to run the air conditioning.

    Learn more

    Scope 3

    Scope 3 emissions are the rest of emissions that are produced that don’t fall under scope emissions 1 or 2.

    Learn more

    Spend Based Method

    The Spend-Based Method is the first of two main approaches to carbon accounting, which works by taking the monetary value of a purchased good or service and then multiplying this value by a relative carbon emission factor in order to calculate the amount of greenhouse gas emissions produced.

    Learn more
Icone avec photo d'un homme souriant au téléphone
Icône avec flèches "Time to change"

Join more than 2000 companies committed to climate change

Ask for a demo