Carbon dioxide equivalent

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Term carbon dioxide equivalent
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a measure used to compare the emissions from various greenhouse gases based upon their global warming potential. (For example, the global warming potential for methane over 100 years is 21. This means that emissions of one million metric tons of methane is equivalent to emissions of 21 million metric tons of carbon dioxide.)

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OECD Glossary of statistical terms (2005) referred source: Environmental Indicators for Agriculture – Vol. 3: Methods and Results, OECD, 2001, glossary, pages 389-391

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