Climate Facts

Here you will find more context about the facts that carbon calculations build on. We aim to explain in simple terms what different words and abbreviations mean.

Climate Facts

Here you will find more context about the facts that carbon calculations build on. We aim to explain in simple terms what different words and abbreviations mean.

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Albedo effect

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The albedo effect is the ability that a surface has to reflect light. For example, the average albedo effect of the earth is 0.3. This means that about 30 %…

Agenda 2030

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The Agenda 2030 is an international framework of action with five main parts. It is for the people, planet, prosperity, peace and partnership. The plan is the result of about 40…

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Brown Coal

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Brown coal is a typ of coal that is also known as lignite. It is used as a fuel to produce electricity. As a matter of fact, it stands for…

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CSR – Corporate Social Responsibility

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CSR stands for Corporate Social Responsibility. It is a concept that companies work with to contribute to a better society. This is done by working with social and environmental responsibilities.…

COP – Conference of the Parties

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Conference of the Parties – COP - is the name of the yearly international meetings that focus on climate change. The purpose is to supervise and organise the efforts to…

Climate change

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Today, the fact that humans are the cause of climate change is understood like a scientific fact. This is because it is a fact that human activities release too many…

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Doughnut economy

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Doughnut economy is an economic model that aims to stay within the planets  boundaries. It is a sustainable model that strives to meet the human needs within the earth's ecological…

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Energy Storage

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Energy saving has to do with capturing and storing already produced energy. Effective and cheap storage of energy for a later use is a crucial need within sustainable development. It…

Ecological footprint

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One could explain the ecological footprint (EF) as a measurement within sustainable development. This is since the EF shows how much of the earths surface that is needed to meet…

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Fossil fuels

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Fossil fuels is a generic term for fuels that come from dead organic material. That is why it is called fossil, which basically means the remains of a dead plant…

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Greenhouse gases

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Greenhouse gases A greenhouse gas is a type of gas that contributes to the greenhouse effect. In other words, these gases - like carbon dioxide, water vapour and methane -…

Greenhouse effect

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The so called greenhouse effect is needed for all life on the planet. It contributes to absorbing the heat of the sun in the atmosphere. Thereby heating up the planet…

Green Climate Fund

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Green Climate Fund (GCF) refers to the green climate fund of the United Nations. It is the world’s largest fund that aims to tackle climate change. It was created through…

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Helium

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Helium is the second most common element in the universe. However, on planet earth it is quite rare. More so, it is the only non-renewable resource that the planet has.…

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IPCC

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IPCC is an abbreviation for Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. It is the body of the UN that documents scientific knowledge about climate change. In fact, its purpose is to…

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Joint implementations

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Joint implementations (JI) refers to when a country or company pays for projects that reduces greenhouse gas emissions. It is usually an industrialised country that pays for environmental initiatives in…

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Kyoto Protocol

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The Kyoto Protocol is the first additional protocol to the UNFCCC. The global agreement was the first of its kind when it was established in 1997. The primary goal was…

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Paris Agreement

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The Paris Agreement is the world’s most important agreement to fight climate change. It was the result of the COP21 in Paris 2015. Above all, the international goal is to…

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Sustainable development

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The most famous definition of sustainable development is a “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”. In…

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UNFCCC

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UNFCCC stands for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. It is the main international agreement that targets climate change, founded in 1992. Today the abbreviation usually refers to…

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