GLOSSARY

Carbon emissions

The burning of fossil fuels such as gas, coal or oil, causes carbon dioxide (CO2 ) to be released (emitted) into the atmosphere. Carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas (GHG), as it traps heat in the atmosphere. Typical sources of such carbon emissions come from energy production to provide power, heating and cooling; using fuel in vehicles and machinery, and in the process of creating food, products and services for our consumption.