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Carbon Accounting


The tracking of changes in carbon pools associated with human-induced sources and sinks of greenhouse gas emissions.


"Definitions and Jargon" Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD): A Casebook of On-the-Ground Experience. 2010. The Nature Conservancy, Conservation International and Wildlife Conservation Society. Arlington,Virginia.

Alternative definition

The measuring of the additional greenhouse gases that are emitted into the atmosphere as a direct and indirect consequence of an activity, product or organisation.