Glossary of climate terms

Solving climate change shouldn’t be complicated.

We've put together a collection of key terms to help make sense of climate jargon to ensure you're in the know and using these terms correctly.

  • Adaptation

  • Afforestation

  • Biochar

  • Blue Carbon

  • Carbon Budget

  • Carbon Credit

  • Carbon Footprint

  • Carbon Negative

  • Carbon Neutral

  • Carbon Offsetting

  • Carbon Reduction/Decarbonisation

  • Carbon Removal

  • Carbon Sequestration

  • Carbon Sink

  • Carbon Source

  • Climate Change

  • Climate Positive

  • Climate Positive Workforce®

  • CO2e

  • Collective Action

  • Conference of the Parties (COP)

  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

  • Direct Air Capture and Storage

  • Environmental Justice

  • Global Warming

  • Gold Standard

  • Greenhouse Effect

  • Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions

  • Greenwashing

  • The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

  • Mitigation

  • Net-zero

  • Planetary Boundaries

  • Reforestation

  • Renewable Energy

  • Rewilding

  • The Paris Agreement

  • Verified Carbon Standard (VCS)

  • Zero-carbon

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