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Carbon & GHG Glossary

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Mega Projects

generally, any project that results in more than 1,000,000 tonnes of CO2 equivalent Greenhouse gas emissions reductions or removals per year, however definition may differ depending on which protocol is being used.


a greenhouse gas (CH4) primarily created through the decomposition of waste such as landfills and animal waste. Methane is also produced from incomplete fossil fuel combustion and in production and distribution of natural gas and petroleum.

Methane Digester

a mechanism used to reduce methane emissions and create a renewable energy source by facilitating anaerobic digestion of biodegradable materials and capturing the resulting methane gas.

Methodology Element

A new methodology, methodology revision, additionality performance test or tool/module that is subject to the double approval process.

Methodology Element Developer

An entity that develops a methodology element.

Metric Ton – (metric tonne or tonne métre)

a unit of weight equal to 1,000 kilograms, or 2204.6226 pounds. Also referred to as a megagram.

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