Glossary

  • Carbon dioxide is the dominant greenhouse gas in the world. Carbon dioxide is produced by the combustion of carbonaceous fuels, including all fossil fuels. For a given energy source, the amount of CO2 generated depends directly on the amount of fuel and thus the energy converted. Main indicator of the greenhouse effect.

  • “Carbon dioxide equivalent” or “CO2e” is a term for describing different greenhouse gases in a common unit. For any quantity and type of greenhouse gas, CO2e signifies the amount of CO2 which would have the equivalent global warming impact.

  • Special shipping zones established by the IMO in which specific environmental directives on emissions apply

  • Encryption for secure transmission of data on the internet

  • KML is a file format to display transport routes, e.g. with GoogleEarth

  • Nitrogen oxides are mainly produced in combustion processes in plants and engines. Low emissions also occur in certain industrial processes and in agriculture. Ecological impacts: eutrophication, smog, ecotoxicity, human toxicity

  • Flight database with flight plans including detailed information on a flight number, such as aircraft types and flight routes

  • Ecological effects: human toxicity, smog

  • Standardised encrypted transfer of files over the internet

  • Sulfur dioxide is mainly generated during combustion processes of fossil fuels such as coal and oil by oxidation of the sulfur contained in the fuel. Ecological effects: acidification of soil and water, ecotoxicity, humotoxicity

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  • Energy consumption and emissions of the vehicle

  • Location codes of important business and transport locations

  • WSDL is a platform-, programming language- and protocol-independent description language for network services (web services) for exchanging messages based on XML

  • Energy consumption and emissions to supply fuel or electricity­

  • Energy consumption and emissions of a vehicle including the provision of its fuel

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