Annex B to the Kyoto Protocol holds the list of developed countries which have committed to controlling their greenhouse gas emissions in the commitment period of 2008–2012.
The inherent energy component of living things; material such as wood is used for fuel directly through combustion or biomass can also be used to generate energy through the extraction of combustible oils.
BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) comprises a set of assessment methods and tools designed to help construction professionals understand and mitigate the environmental impacts of the developments they design and build.
This process involves trapping carbon dioxide from industrial originators such as power stations, and transporting it to locations such as exhausted gas and oil fields, where it will be stored on a long-term basis.
Environmental Management System.
Environmental Standards for Retail Developments.
This describes the increase in the Earth's surface temperature.
A waste disposal method involving excavating land to provide space for waste to be spread in thin layers covered with layers of soil at regular intervals, and carefully managed to remove the build-up of methane gas generated from decomposing material.
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Green Building Rating System™ (LEED) is a U.S. developed certification system for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings.
The steps taken to reduce or actively control the concentration levels and rate of greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere.
This Protocol (international law) sought to phase out the use of ozone-depleting compounds like Chlorofluorocarbons, Methyl Bromide, Carbon Tetrachloride and Methyl Chloroform. It took effect on January 1989.
Rays emitted by the sun. The unit of measurement is watts per square metre.