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Glossary

Reduction

A verified decrease in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions caused by a project, as measured against an appropriate forward-looking estimate of baseline emissions for the project.

Reforestation

The replanting of forests on lands that have previously contained forests but that have been converted to some other use.

Registered

A project is considered registered when it has been verified by an approved third-party verifierand approved by the registration entity such as the Climate Action Reserve or the American Carbon Registry.

Renewable Energy

Energy resources that are naturally replenishing such as biomass, hydro, geothermal, solar, wind, ocean thermal, wave action and tidal action.

Retired

A carbon offset is retired when it has been used to offset an equivalent tonne of emissions or when it otherwise has been removed from further transactions on behalf of the environment.