Glossary

An A to Z guide to some of the sustainability and environmental terms and acronyms we often use.

A

Atmosphere

B

Biodiversity

C

Carbon dioxide
Carbon emissions
Carbon footprint
Carbon neutral
Carbon offset
Carbon sink
Climate change
COP26
CSR

D

Deforestation

E

Embodied carbon
Emissions
ESG

F

Fossil fuels

G

G7
Glasgow Climate Pact
Global warming
Greenhouse gases
GRESB

H

Habitat

I

Inclusivity
IPCC

K

Key Performance Indicators

L

LCA

M

Microplastics

N

Nature based solutions
Net zero carbon

O

Organic

P

Purpose

R

Recycle
Regenerative business
Renewable energy

S

Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions
SECR
Social value

T

TCFD

U

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Z

Zero carbon emissions

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