‘Greenium’

The greenium is the amount by which the yield on a green/sustainable bond or other instrument is lower, compared with a similar conventional instrument.

1.5°

One of the core Paris Agreement goals to pursue efforts to limit global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels in order to reduce the risk of the most significant projected impacts of climate change.

1.5° Pathway

See Pathways

1.5° warmer world

Projected worlds in which global warming has reached and, unless otherwise indicated, been limited to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.

2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

A UN resolution made in September 2015 adopting a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity in a new global development framework anchored in 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

30 by 30

A worldwide initiative for governments to designate 30% of Earth’s land and ocean area as protected areas by 2030.

3TG

See: Conflict Minerals.

Aarhus Convention

The Aarhus Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters

Abatement

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.

Ableism

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.

Accelerator

An organisation that helps early-stage companies improve.

Acceptability

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.

Accessibility

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.

Accommodation

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.

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