Glossary of regularly used terms

Updated: Apr 20

Climate Crisis : The threat to human welfare and survival resulting from rising global temperatures mainly caused by greenhouse gas emissions

Greenhouse Gases : A mix of carbon dioxide (mainly created by burning of fossil fuels), methane, nitrous oxide and other gases which trap heat in the atmosphere and warm the planet

Net Zero : The state in which greenhouse gases going into the atmosphere are balanced by their removal out of the atmosphere

Carbon Footprint : The total greenhouse gas emissions caused by an individual, household, organisation, place or product, usually expresses as carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e)


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