Carbon dioxide (CO2)

Gas naturally present in the atmosphere, accounting for approximately 0.036% of all of the atmospheric gases, and also emitted from the burning of fossil fuels and biomass, land use changes, and other industrial processes. It is one of the main greenhouse gases and is used as a reference to the other ones.

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Leakage or escape

Leakage or escape

It corresponds to the increase of greenhouse gas emissions that occur outside the limit of the clean development mechanism (CDM) project activity and which, at the same time, is measurable and attributable to the project activity. The leakage is deducted from the...

CO2 equivalent (CO2e)

CO2 equivalent (CO2e)

It is a metric measure used to compare emissions of various greenhouse gases based on the global warming potential of each one of them, defined in decision 2/COP 3 or as subsequently revised in accordance with Article 5. Carbon dioxide equivalent is the result of...

Source

Source

Any process or activity that releases greenhouse gases, aerosols or a precursor of greenhouse gas into the atmosphere.