Glossary | Climate Lexicon M

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


Methane (CH4) is the second most important greenhouse gas produced by humans and has a greenhouse efficiency 25 times higher than CO2. 1 ton of methane equals to 25 ton of CO2. The most important source of methane is livestock, especially cattle, other sources are the wet rice cultivation, waste dumps, and the combustion of biomass.


Mitigation means reduction or limiting. It is the technical term for reducing greenhouse gas and emission in general.