Carbon dioxide equivalent
Environmental policy - greenhouse gases - measurement - reporting.
Carbon dioxide equivalent is a standardised unit of measurement to indicate the global warming potential (GWP) of other greenhouse gases, expressed in terms of the GWP of one unit of carbon dioxide.
CO2-e is used to measure releasing (or avoiding releasing) different greenhouse gases against a common standard.
CO2-e is also written CO2e or CO2eq.
It is generally expressed in MtCO2-e, the equivalent of one metric tonne of carbon dioxide.
- Carbon credits
- Carbon footprint
- Carbon tax
- Corporate social responsibility
- Global warming potential (GWP)
- Greenhouse gas
- Greenhouse Gas Protocol
- Kyoto Protocol
- Montreal Pledge
- Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting