Environmental services

A set of functions performed by nature, essential to human beings, such as water and gas regulation, climatic and of physical disturbances, water supply, erosion control and sediment retention, soil formation, nutrient cycling, pollination, and many others.

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REDD+ Global Partnership

REDD+ Global Partnership

According to a document signed in Oslo (Norway) in May 2010, the REDD+ Global Partnership brings a set of voluntary actions to develop issues related to the REDD mechanism. These actions are parallel to those under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate...

The Stern Review

The Stern Review

Paper commissioned by the government of the United Kingdom on the effects on the global economy of climate change in the next 50 years. It was coordinated by World Bank economist, Sir Nicholas Stern, and published on October 30, 2006. One of the main conclusions of...

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...