Carbon Credits Glossary

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There are currently 5 names in this directory beginning with the letter G.

Global Warming
An increase in the world’s average surface temperature, as compared to a baseline reference period. The average temperature of world has increased by approximately 1°C since the late 19th century, and the scientific consensus is that human activity is the primary contributor.

Global Warming Potential (GWP)
A scientific measure that compares how harmful each greenhouse gas is to the atmosphere, in terms of how long they stay there and how much heat they trap, relative to carbon dioxide. See also: Carbon Dioxide Equivalent.

Gold Standard Verified Carbon Standard (GS VER)
A non-governmental emission reductions project certification scheme. It participates in the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), the Voluntary Carbon Market, and many climate and development initiatives.

Greenhouse Gases (GHG)
Gases that trap heat in the atmosphere. Carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, and fluorinated gases are the primary greenhouse gases. See also: Carbon Dioxide Equivalent.

The use of false or misleading promotion and marketing to exaggerate an organization's environmental or sustainable activities.