Generally used as shorthand for ‘carbon emissions’. Greenhouse gases, including carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane, contain carbon and contribute to global warming. The temperature of the Earth depends on a balance between incoming energy from the Sun and the energy that bounces back into space. Carbon dioxide particles in the air absorb heat that would otherwise be lost to space. Some of this energy is re-emitted back to Earth, causing additional heating of the planet. Many organisations are trying to reduce their carbon footprint in order to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases, of which carbon dioxide is the main gas. See also Carbon Footprint and Greenhouse Gases. .

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With over 800 Procurement specific terms (and growing) you will find everything you need to know or thought you knew about the Procurement function. Our aim is to provide you with a comprehensive list collated from the Comprara Groups hub of training and consulting source materials.The Procurement Glossary has been compiled by industry expert Paul Rogers.