February 07, 2013
- Finance and Carbon Markets Lexicon and on Mongabay here
- Léxico Financiero y de Mercados de Carbonoand on Mongabay here
To do this, both lexicons contain a list of relevant vocabulary, definitions, reference sources, and acronyms organized around vocabulary categories as applied by in the climate finance and REDD+ sectors globally.
The categories around which the lexicon is organized provide a framework for understanding the relevance of each term to both climate finance and REDD+ sectors. The vocabulary categories are broken into two broader themes of financial vocabulary and carbon accounting vocabulary.
There are four financial vocabulary categories that are based on international finance best practices. These categories are:
- Risk management;
- Regulatory and accounting; and
- Afforestation, reforestation and revegetation;
- Avoided conversion of grasslands and shrublands;
- Carbon pools;
- General carbon accounting;
- Improved forest management;
- Peat rewetting and conservation; and
- Reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation.
Gabriel Thoumi, CFA, LEED AP, is a natural resource scientist and financial consultant.
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