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Category: Glossary

Kyoto Protocol defined

Kyoto Protocol defined

The Kyoto Protocol is admirable in what it is seeking to achieve – the issue is that it has no teeth, no legally binding terms to compel action from the signed up parties. Tracking and reporting of changes towards the target are also minimal.

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Green definition

Green definition

I know we’re supposed to love the word “Green”. Heck, we even have it in the title of our show! However we really don’t like the way the word has been used and abused by those wanting to put across various unethical intentions. Wouldn’t it be nice if everyone who

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Eco-friendly definition

Eco-friendly definition

Eco-friendly is in our opinion one of the most widely abused terms in the sustainability sphere. When trying to define what it meant we realised why that is. It doesn’t mean any thing specific. Be careful of the terms you use and the meaning you want to convey.

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Ecosystem defined

Ecosystem defined

An ecosystem is made up from many different elements. Problems arise when these elements are out of balance. As humans our interventions on ecosystems around the world are causing catastrophic damage to other natural elements.

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Deforestation definition

Deforestation definition

It isn’t only clearing of forests and cutting down trees that can cause deforestation. Wildfires and thinning of trees can reach a point where the forest dies.

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CO2e Definition

CO2e Definition

There is a big difference between CO2 and CO2e – most people aren’t aware of this so we’ve tried to explain as simply as possible.

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UNSDGs defined

UNSDGs defined

As part of our February education challenge we want to ensure that our listeners understand some of the abbreviations we use. One of the most common is SDGs or UNSDGs.

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Greenhouse Effect

Greenhouse Effect

An oft used and mostly misunderstood term, Greenhouse effect is in itself not a bad thing – it gives us the environment we need to survive. It’s the gases that put it out of balance that are the issue.

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Net Zero defined

Net Zero

Net Zero is a really tricky term to define – there is no single definition and it means different things to different people. This is the main reason why many Net Zero targets are meaningless. Here’s our definition:

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