- Aarhus Convention
The Aarhus Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters
The action of abating or being abated; ending, reducing or subsiding.
- Abatement cost curve
See marginal abatement cost curve
- Abatement potential
The amount of GHG reductions that could be technologically and economically feasible to achieve.
Discrimination in favour of able-bodied people.
- Abnormal accruals
The difference between accrued income and cash flows.
- Abnormal returns
The difference between observed changes in stock price minus the expected return of the stock, adjusted for risk.
An organisation that helps early-stage companies improve.
The approval of a policy or system change by the public, politicians, or governments.
- Access and Affordability
The ability of a company to ensure broad access to its products and services.
In a D&I context, the “ability to access” the functionality of a system or entity and gain the related benefits.
- Acclimate / Acclimation
Adaptation to changes in the natural environment.
In a diversity and inclusion (D&I) context, a change of environment or standard practice that enables an individual with a disability to have equal opportunity, access and participation.
Readiness or duty of individuals and communities to accept responsibility for their actions.
- Accounting Manipulation
Purposeful misapplication of generally accepted accounting standards to inflate reported financial results.
- Accounting metrics
A set of quantitative and/or qualitative accounting metrics intended to measure performance on a topic.
- Accounting Restatement
Disclosure and correction of previously issued financial statements.
The action or process of officially recognising someone as having a particular status or being qualified to perform a particular activity.
A process whereby members of a cultural group adopt the patterns, beliefs, languages, and behaviours of another group’s culture.
- Acid deposition
A phenomenon whereby acidic atmospheric pollutants are deposited on earth.