Glossary | Climate Lexicon G

carbon-connect AG Climate Glossary with common technical terms, abbreviations and explanations on the topics of the environment, climate protection and CO2 compensation.

GHG Protocol

The Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHG Protocol) is a globally valid instrument for the calculation of CO2 emissions and greenhouse gas emissions. These days, the GHG Protocol has become a global standard for calculating CO2 emissions and greenhouse gas emissions. The GHG Protocol divides greenhouse gas emissions into 3 scopes of emissions; Scope 1, Scope 2 and Scope 3.

Global Compact / United Nations Global Compact

Global Compact is a global agreement which was formed between companies and the UN to make the topic of globalization ecological and social. In 1999, the initiative for the pact was offered at the WEF in Davos by Kofi Annan. Operationally, the alliance was launched in New York in July 2000. Up to now, more than 20,000 participants in over 170 countries have joined this pact. Companies signing the pact vow to respect and promote human rights, oppose and exclude forced and child labor, oppose and exclude all forms of discrimination, promote environmental awareness, oppose any form of corruption, promote the development of green technologies, and also recognize workers' rights to organize in trade unions.

Global Mean Surface Temperature

The global mean surface temperature is determined worldwide by thousands of measuring stations. The global temperature curve shows strong fluctuations, 2015 was one of the warmest years globally, followed by the years 2014, 2013, 2010, 2015, and 2016.