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

  • wall constructions
  • wall insulations
  • wall materials
  • wall quality
  • Walter and Lieth climatic diagram
  • warm aquifersAn aquifer with temperatures between 20 to 50 °C is considered a warm aquifer.An aquifer with temperatures between 20 to 50 �C is considered a warm aquifer.
  • WASHSafe and sustainable access to water for WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) is a basic human need. Climate change could increase the difficulties experienced in regard to access to water in some parts of the world.
  • wasteWaste consists of unwanted and thrown away goods that often still have value as fuel or raw material.
  • waste heatWaste heat occurs especially in thermal power stations, and many modern stations use efficiency measures that make use of this thermal energy as heat or electric power and thus increase a power station's efficiency rate.
  • waste heat recoveryThe process of harnessing the heat generated by power plants or industrial machinery, which would otherwise remain unused, in order to alleviate demands on energy generation.Heat recovery: flue-gas heat is used to warm up combustion air. This reduces the total amount of fuel needed.
  • waste water sludgeSludge from purification plants is a solid-liquid mixture that occurs at chemical and biological processes. It is generated in waste-water treatment plants and other industrial stations.
  • water based tourism
  • water conservation
  • water demand
  • water electrolysis
  • water evaporation
  • water intakesWater intakes are constructions to channel water into power canals towards a hydropower turbine.
  • water management
  • water productivity
  • water qualityDrinking water quality has a micro-biological and a physico-chemical dimension. There are thousands of parameters of water quality. In public water supply systems water should, at a minimum, be disinfected—most commonly through the use of chlorination or the use of ultra violet light—or it ...
  • water resource management
  • water resourcesClimate change is expected to exacerbate current stresses on water resources from population growth and economic and land-use change, including urbanisation. On a regional scale, mountain snow pack, glaciers and small ice caps play a crucial role in freshwater availability. Widespread mass ...
  • water scarcity
  • water sector
  • water security
  • water stock reduction
  • water storage tanks
  • water stressA country is water stressed if the available freshwater supply relative to water withdrawals acts as an important constraint on development. In global- scale assessments, basins with water stress are often defined as having a per capita water availability below 1,000 m3/yr (based on long-term ...
  • water stress index
  • water supplyWater supply is the provision of water by public utilities, commercial organisations, community endeavors or by individuals, usually via a system of pumps and pipes.
  • water supply data
  • water supply decrease
  • water vapourIs a major greenhouse gas, but since the global water cycle is very stable it isn't influenced by human activity.
  • water-energy-food nexusThe Water, Energy and Food Nexus takes a holistic approach that takes into consideration the trade-offs that exits between water, energy and food and tries to overcome traditional silo-thinking.
  • water-water evaporatorsThe evaporator is the device where the working fluid of a heat cycle is vaporized before giving off its energy.
  • water-water heat pumpsWater-water heat pumps need an intermediate circuit to transmit the heat from water (groundwater, aquifer...)to the working-fluid circuit.
  • wave energy
  • wave energy componentsThis is an umbrella term and a heading for a multitude of terms relating to wave energy components.
  • wave energy generatorsIn electricity generation, an electrical generator is a device that converts mechanical energy to electrical energy, generally using electromagnetic induction.
  • wave energy turbinesA turbine is a rotary engine that extracts energy from a fluid flow. The simplest turbines have one moving part, a rotor assembly, which is a shaft with blades attached. Moving fluid acts on the blades, or the blades react to the flow, so that they rotate and impart energy to the rotor. Early ...
  • weak governanace
  • wealth accounting
  • weatherWeather refers to the state of the atmosphere with regard to temperature, cloudiness, rainfall, wind, and other meteorological conditions. (UKCIP)
  • weather forecasts
  • weather-based farming models
  • weatherization
  • weirsA weir is a dam commonly used to raise the level of a river or stream. A weir can be engineered either mobile or immobile.
  • west nile virusWest Nile virus (WNV) is a mosquito-borne zoonotic arbovirus belonging to the genus Flavivirus in the family Flaviviridae. This flavivirus is found in temperate and tropical regions of the world. It was first identified in the West Nile subregion in the East African nation of Uganda in 1937. ...
  • wet electric separatorsA wet electrical separator is a special construction type of an electrical separator.
  • wet separatorsA wet separator cleans flue gas from dust with wet scrubbers.
  • wetland losses
  • White Certificate Trading
  • White CertificatesWhite Certificates certify that a certain reduction of energy consumption has been attained. This is a guarantee for users of energy services such electricity suppliers. Often, White Certificates can be traded.
  • whole grain plants
  • wildfireA wildfire is an uncontrolled fire in an area of combustible vegetation that occurs in the countryside or a wilderness area. Other names such as brush fire, bush fire, forest fire, desert fire, grass fire, hill fire, peat fire, vegetation fire, and veldfire may be used to describe the same ...
  • willingness-to-pay to avoid climate change damagesThe maximum amount a consumer is prepared to spend, sacrifice or exchange in order to consume a particular good or service or to avoid something undesired, such as environmental pollution (UNFCCC, 2014)
  • win-win optionAdaptation measures that contribute to adaptation, wider development objectives and/or other defined policy objectives. For example, sustainable water management measures enhance climate resilience and contribute to poverty reduction (UNFCCC, 2014)
  • windWind occurs due to different temperature levels in the atmosphere (troposphere) which are heated up by the sun. A typical example are the trade winds at the equator where the sun is most powerful.
  • wind atlas
  • wind directionWind direction is reported by the direction from which it originates. For example, a northerly wind blows from the north to the south. Wind direction is usually reported in cardinal directions or in azimuth degrees. For example, a wind coming from the south is given as 180 degrees; one from the ...
  • wind energyWind power is the conversion of wind energy into a useful form, such as electricity, using wind turbines. By 2010, a single wind turbine can produce several MW of electric power.
  • wind farmsA group of wind turbines interconnected to a common power provider system through a system of transformers, distribution lines, and (usually) one substation. Operation, control, and maintenance functions are often centralized through a network of computerized monitoring systems, supplemented by ...
  • wind gustsAccording to U.S. weather observing practice, gusts are reported when the peak wind speed reaches at least 16 knots and the variation in wind speed between the peaks and lulls is at least 9 knots. The duration of a gust is usually less than 20 seconds.
  • wind maps
  • wind millsTraditional use of windpower - often seen at old mills.
  • wind power capacity installedInstalled capacity is the what a power station’s generator can produce in at any instance if it runs optimally - its theoretical maximum. Its unit is Watt.Installed capacity is the what a power station?s generator can produce in at any instance if it runs optimally - its theoretical maximum. ...
  • wind power classes
  • wind power density
  • wind power efficiency
  • wind power gearboxesA gearbox transmits the engine speed and the rotation moment between the rotor and the generator. The rotor shaft rotates slowly with a very high rotation moment, and the generator shaft rotates very fast with a low rotation moment.
  • wind power generatorsIn electricity generation, an electrical generator is a device that converts mechanical energy to electrical energy, generally using electromagnetic induction.A wind turbine is a structure that rotates due to the motion of the wind that passes by, while a wind generator is an electric rotary ...
  • wind power invertersWith a converter variable frequency and variable voltage can be adjusted for the output side, and especially DC (direct current) can be converted into AC (alternating current).
  • wind power potentialsWind power potentials describe the maximum amount of installed capacity that makes sense in any area regarding the occurrence of wind, regardless of other considerations such as landscape, financial profits...
  • wind power targets
  • wind power transformersA transformer consists of a primary- and secondary coil, coupled by a magnetic field. The primary coil induces the voltage in the secondary coil. The voltage transformation depends on the number of windings.
  • wind speedWind speed, or wind velocity, is a fundamental atmospheric rate. Wind speed is caused by air moving from high pressure to low pressure. Wind speed affects weather forecasting, aircraft and maritime operations, construction projects, growth and metabolism rate of many plant species, and countless ...
  • wind turbine rotorsA rotor consists of a hub and the rotor blades and is mounted on top of the tower in front of the nacelle.
  • wind turbine tower foundationsThe foundation flushes the initiated forces of the tower into the ground.
  • wind turbine towersThe tower is grounded in a foundation and carries the rotor and nacelle on top.
  • wind turbinesA wind turbine is a rotary engine that extracts energy from the flow of wind. The simplest turbines have one moving part, a rotor assembly, which is a shaft with blades attached. Wind energy acts on the blades, or the blades react to wind, so that they rotate and impart energy to the rotor. ...
  • wind velocity
  • wind-shielded sun protections
  • winter recreation
  • winter-summer optimizations
  • within-country leakage
  • wood chipsWood chips are a solid fuel made from woody biomass.
  • wood fuel
  • wood processing residues
  • wood wasteWood waste occurs through landscape conservation and includes parts of trees that are unsuitable for further processing, or by-products of the wood-processing industry.
  • wooden channels
  • wooden tubes
  • woody biomass
  • work-planThe M&E work plan is an annual costed M&E plan that describes the priority M&E activities for the year and the roles and responsibilities of organizations / individuals for their implementation; the cost of each activity and the funding identified; a timeline for delivery of all products / ...
  • working fluids
  • World Business Council for Sustainable DevelopmentThe WBCSD is a CEO-led organization of forward-thinking companies that galvanizes the global business community to create a sustainable future for business, society and the environment. Together with its members, the council applies its respected thought leadership and effective advocacy to ...
  • world food production
  • world industrial energy projections
  • World Resources InstituteWRI is a global research organization that works closely with leaders to turn big ideas into action to sustain a healthy environment—the foundation of economic opportunity and human well-being (WRI, 2014).WRI is a global research organization that works closely with leaders to turn big ideas ...
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