Climate Compatible Development Thesaurus

Explore climate compatible development terms including  mapped links to synonyms and related terms, in five languages and across a range of sectors relevant for climate compatible development. More info on the Thesaurus is available at: https://www.climatetagger.net/climate-thesaurus

  • back-pressure turbinesBack-pressure turbines can only be operated in a heat-controlled mode which is highly efficient. Such power plants are sometimes only operated during wintertime, unless process heat is demanded.
  • backhaul communications
  • baffle fishways
  • baffle wallsA baffle wall protects the intake, the penstock and the turbine from flotsam.
  • balancingThat is, balancing of supply and load (or demand) for electricity. SERN, 2010
  • balancing authority
  • balancing authority area
  • Bali Roadmap
  • barkBark protects the tree from harmful influences like insects, forest animals or weather influences.
  • barrage tidal powerTidal power, sometimes called tidal energy, is a form of hydropower that converts the energy of tides into electricity or other useful forms of power.
  • barriers for REDD plus
  • barriers international governance
  • barriers to adoption measures
  • barriers to carbon markets
  • barriers to improving system efficiency
  • barriers to sustainabilityAny obstacle to reaching a goal, adaptation or mitigation potential that can be overcome or attenuated by a policy, programme, or measure. Barrier removal includes correcting market failures directly or reducing the transactions costs in the public and private sectors by e.g. improving ...
  • base load
  • base load modesPower plants in basic load mode run round-the-clock to cover basic consumption.
  • baselineThe baseline (or reference) period defines the climatology against which future changes are projected. (UKCIP) They are used to decide on the emission reductions for Joint Implementation and Clean Development Mechanism.Emissions in the base year, or first year of reporting, are required as a ...
  • baseline periods
  • baseline scenario emissionsWhen conducting GHG accounting, it is important to determine an appropriate baseline scenario (e.g., which technologies to compare) - this is a hypothetical description of what would have most likely occurred in the absence of any considerations about climate change mitigation (WRI, 2013)
  • basic commodities
  • battery electric vehiclesChemical energy is stored on the vehicle in onboard batteries.
  • battery housings
  • battery plates
  • bay power plantsA bay power plant is a special kind of block construction. The power station is located in an artificial bay along the river. Advantage of this construction is that the river cross-section is not narrowed and occuring high water can run off safely.
  • bedload rejectionsRejection of bedload is an attempt to keep away bedload by using constructive measures at point of withdrawl (for example a withdrawl threshold).
  • behavioral factorsBehavioral factors such as the rebound factor have to be considered when energy efficiency is introduced.
  • benchmarkingBenchmarking is the process of comparing one's business processes and performance metrics to industry bests or best practices from other companies. Dimensions typically measured are quality, time and cost. In the process of best practice benchmarking, management identifies the best firms in ...
  • beneficiary pays
  • benefit costsee cost benefit analysis
  • benefit distribution
  • benefit sharing
  • benefits of adaptationavoided monetized damages and reduced monetized damages
  • benefits of systems optimization
  • benefits sharing
  • benefits smart grids
  • bes emergency
  • best available technique
  • best practice
  • best practice guides
  • Betz's lawAccording to Betz's Law the highest possible efficiency for wind power is 59%.
  • bilateral and multilateral REDD+ efforts
  • bilateral REDD+ efforts
  • Bio carbon fund
  • biochemical conversionsBiochemical conversions describes the conversion of organic material into fuels by living organisms.
  • biodegradable waste
  • biodieselA biodegradable transportation fuel for use in diesel engines that is produced through the transesterification of organically- derived oils or fats. It may be used either as a replacement for or as a component of diesel fuel.Biodiesel is a biosynthetic fuel with similar properties as mineral diesel.
  • biodiesel blending
  • biodiesel engines
  • biodiversityThe total diversity of all organisms and ecosystems at various spatial scales (from genes to entire biomes). (IPCC)
  • biodiversity conservation
  • biodiversity hotspotsA biodiversity hotspot is a biogeographic region with a significant reservoir of biodiversity that is under threat from humans. To qualify as a biodiversity hotspot on Myers 2000 edition of the hotspot-map, a region must meet two strict criteria: it must contain at least 0.5% or 1,500 species of ...
  • biodiversity lossBiodiversity is the degree of variation of life. This can refer to genetic variation, species variation, or ecosystem variation within an area, biome, or planet. Terrestrial biodiversity tends to be highest near the equator, which seems to be the result of the warm climate and high primary ...
  • bioenergy capacity installedInstalled capacity is the what a power station can produce in at any instance if it runs optimally. Its unit is Watt. In itself the installed capacity doesn't tell how much useful energy is actually produced in a certain amount of time but the theoretical maximum at any one moment.For example a ...
  • bioenergy cogenerationBioenergy cogeneration describes all technologies where heat as well as electric power are output products of a bioenery power plant.
  • bioenergy conversion technologies
  • bioenergy potentials
  • bioenergy shares
  • bioethanolEthanol, also called ethyl alcohol, pure alcohol, grain alcohol, or drinking alcohol, is a volatile, flammable, colorless liquid. Ethanol is abbreviated as EtOH, using the common organic chemistry notation of representing the ethyl group (C2H5) with Et.Bioethanol is a readily available, clean ...
  • biofuel emissionsalready in reegle but keep for thesaurus integration (no need to translate)
  • biofuel laws
  • biofuel regulations
  • biofuels for transport
  • biofuels from algaeAlgae-based biofuels are a promising bioenery source because algal biofuels have the additional advantage of higher yields and less demand for arable land over traditional biofuels.
  • biogasBiogas is a flammable gas that accrues from the fermentation of biomass in biogas plants.
  • biogas from dairyalready in reegle but keep for thesaurus integration (no need to translate)
  • biogas in manufacturingalready in reegle but keep for thesaurus integration (no need to translate)
  • biomass combustionCombustion is an exothermic reaction acting upon exposure energy in the form of heat energy and light. Besides, carbon and oxygen react to carbon dioxide and water steam.
  • biomass combustion systems
  • biomass emission models
  • biomass gasificationBiomass gasification converts carbonaceous materials (biomass) into carbon monoxide and hydrogen. This gas mixture is refereed to as synthesis gas or syngas and is a fuel.
  • biomass gasification plants
  • bipolar plates
  • black certificatesSometimes used to refer to greenhouse gas reductions. SERN, 2010
  • black coated collectorsBlack coated collectors are a simple form of solar collectors; they use black color to absorb more light.
  • blackbody radiations
  • blackstart capability plan
  • blanching
  • bleaching
  • blending mandatesBlending laws regulate the ratio of biofuels to fossil fuels for transportation.
  • borrow difficultiesIn this difficult economic time, it is becoming difficult to borrow cash. With credit markets being very tight, developing countries find it particularly hard to get the money to adapt and mitigate climate change.
  • bottom intakesA bottom intake is the intake of the water from the bottom of a river.
  • bottom up approachBottom-up models Models represent reality by aggregating characteristics of specific activities and processes, considering technological, engineering and cost details. See also top-down models. (IPCC, 2014)
  • boundary partners
  • brakesA brake is a device which converts kinetic energy into another form of energy in order to slow down and eventually stop a process.
  • brick making industry
  • brick tanksA type of stone tank; heat is stored in bricks and later released when demanded.
  • brine-water evaporatorsThe evaporator is the device where the working fluid of a heat cycle is vaporized before giving off its energy.
  • brine-water heat pumpsBrine-water heat pumps need an intermediate circuit to transmit the heat to the working-fluid circuit.
  • briquettesBriquettes are a type of solid biomass fuel; can be produced from sawdust.
  • buffer storage tanksBuffer storage tanks are a simple construction keeping heat energy through insulation.
  • build-operate-transfer
  • building adaptive capacityBuilding adaptive capacity includes creating the information (research, data collecting and monitoring, awareness raising), supportive social structures (organisational development, working in partnership, institutions), and supportive governance (regulations, legislations, and guidance) that ...
  • Building Energy Codes
  • building envelopesThe assembly of exterior partitions of a building which enclose conditioned spaces, through which thermal energy may be transferred to or from the exterior, unconditioned spaces, or the ground.
  • building regulations
  • building sectors
  • building services
  • building structures
  • building types
  • bulb turbinesA bulb turbine is a special construction of a Kaplan turbine with a horizontal shaft. The shaft is integrated horizontal to the impeller towards the water. Discharge capacity and high load efficiency are guaranteed.
  • bulk damsA bulk dam is a special construction type of a dam.
  • burden sharingThe EU has pledged to reduce emissions by 8% and has thus set different targets for EU countries to reach between 2008 and 2012 as compared to 1990.
  • Bus rapid transitBus rapid transit (BRT, BRTS) is a bus-based mass transit system. A true BRT system generally has specialized design, services and infrastructure to improve system quality and remove the typical causes of bus delay. Sometimes described as a surface subway, BRT aims to combine the capacity and ...
  • buses
  • business adaptation costssee adaptation costs and reference in the context of a business
  • business damage costssee damage costs and reference in the context of a business
  • business free areas
  • business pathway models
  • business-as-usual scenarioThe future is projected or predicted on the assumption that operating conditions and applied policies remain what they are at present. See also baseline, models, scenario. (IPCC, 2014)A scenario is a plausible description of how the future may develop based on a coherent and internally ...
  • by-pass diodesThe purpose of a by-pass diode is to guarantee the current production even if one of the cells or some of them are shadowed.
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