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 Can you really negate your carbon emissions? Carbon offsets, explained – Vox Why Carbon Credits For Forest Preservation …

Carbon Label

Buzzwords Carbon Label = Description of the the carbon dioxide emissions created as a by-product of manufacturing, transporting, or disposing of a consumer product Notes Carbon labels are important to consumers wishing to minimize their ecological footprint and contribution to global warming made by their purchases. Headlines What you eat on holiday can be worse …

Carbon Footprint

Buzzwords Carbon Footprint = the amount of carbon dioxide and other carbon compounds emitted due to the consumption of fossil fuels by a particular person, group, business … 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 …

Carbon Brief

Logo Elsewhere on the Web Carbon Brief – carbonbrief.org – is an award-winning website dedicated to analysis and fact-checking of energy policy and climate change science, with a focus on the UK. Key Links carbonbrief.org @CarbonBrief Awards ● In 2019, Carbon Brief won the Association of British Science Writers’ Award for “Innovation of the year” …

Carbon Neutral

Buzzwords Carbon Neutral = making no net release of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere, especially through offsetting emissions by planting trees Recommended Listening Can aviation go green? – As the airline Easyjet pledges to become carbon neutral, we ask what that really means. Headlines More companies want to be “carbon neutral.” What does that mean? …

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 https://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/dictionary/english/carbon-emissions https://stats.oecd.org/glossary/detail.asp?ID=6323 Planeta.com Changing Climate Carbon Carbon Footprint Carbon Label Carbon Neutral 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

Photo Low Carbon = Economy based on low carbon power sources that therefore has a minimal output of greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere, but specifically refers to the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide Low-Carbon and Loving It: Adventures in sustainable living – from the streets of India to middle class Australia Recommended Listening Living the …