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Glossary

Particulate Matter (PM)

Very tiny pieces of solid or liquid matter, such as particles of soot, dust, fumes, mists or aerosols. 

Perfluorocarbons (PFCs)

A group of chemicals composed of carbon and fluorine only. These chemicals (predominantly CF4 and C2F6) were introduced as alternatives, along with hydrofluorocarbons, to ozone depleting substances.

Project Developer

An organization or individual that develops projects for the purpose of generating emission reductions or removals. 

Project Protocol/Methodology

A document that includes the eligibility rules, greenhouse gas assessment boundary, quantification methodologies, monitoring and reporting parameters, etc. for a specific project type.