Forest conversion

Change to the forest environment to establish another land use, such as pasture and agriculture; deforestation.

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Greenhouse gases (GHG)

Greenhouse gases (GHG)

Gaseous constituents of the atmosphere, from natural or anthropic sources, that absorb and re-emit infrared radiation. The UNFCCC and Kyoto Protocol count for carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), and sulfur hexafluoride (SF6), accompanied by...

Source

Source

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

Fossil fuels

Fossil fuels

Fuels such as oil, natural gas, and mineral coal – fossilized plant residues – that are buried in the Earth's crust and reached their present state through chemical reactions over long periods of time. They are produced by the continuous decomposition of organic...