Greenhouse gas

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Environmental policy.

(GHG).

Greenhouse gases are polluting gases that are generally believed to contribute to excessive warming of the earth ('global warming').

The best-known greenhouse gas is carbon dioxide (CO2).


Other greenhouse gases include:

  • Methane (CH4)
  • Nitrous oxide (N2O)
  • Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs)
  • Perfluorocarbons (PFCs)
  • Sulphur hexafluoride (SF6)


See also