Carbon Offsetting

Buzzwords Carbon offsetting = the action or process of compensating for carbon dioxide emissions arising from industrial or other human activity, by participating in schemes designed to make equivalent reductions of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere Headlines The Times’s Travel Desk Takes a Step to Offset Its Contribution to Climate Change These 4 Arguments Can’t …

Carbon Pricing

Buzzwords Carbon Pricing = cost applied to carbon pollution to encourage polluters to reduce the amount of greenhouse gas they emit into the atmosphere Wikipedia: Carbon pricing seeks to address the economic problem that CO2, a known greenhouse gas, is what economists call a negative externality — a detrimental product that is not priced (charged …

Carbon Emissions

Buzzwords Carbon Emissions = the release of greenhouse gases and/or their precursors into the atmosphere over a specified area and period of time Elsewhere on the Web Changing Climate Carbon Carbon Footprint Carbon offsetting Carbon Pricing

Civil Cafe: Pricing Carbon

Buzzwords The bulk of Hawaii’s emissions come from the electricity and transportation sectors — driving, flying and shipping in goods and tourists from thousands of miles away. Civil Beat partnered with the Sustainability Business Forum to bring a Civil Cafe panel discussion on pricing carbon emissions. The discussion was moderated by Civil Beat’s politics and …

Low Carbon

Low-Carbon and Loving It: Adventures in sustainable living – from the streets of India to middle class Australia Recommended Listening Living the low carbon life in India Videos Elsewhere on the Web Carbon Changing Climate New Titles

Carbon Tax

Buzzwords Carbon Tax = a tax on fossil fuels intended to reduce the emission of carbon dioxide Headlines Key international group says $75 per ton carbon tax could drastically curb climate change Fiscal Monitor: How to Mitigate Climate Change carbon-taxes-a-mixed-blessing-for-the-climate Carbon Changing Climate

Carbon Footprint

Photo Carbon Footprint = the amount of carbon dioxide and other carbon compounds emitted due to the consumption of fossil fuels by a particular person, group, etc. Translating: What is the carbon footprint of global tourism? (double check translations!) Spanish: ¿Cuál es la huella de carbono del turismo global? French: Quelle est l’empreinte carbone du …