MTCO2EQ

This is the abbreviation of Million Tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent.  1 tonne is equal to 1,000 kilograms.

This unit allows us to compare the potential warming impact of an emission of:

one greenhouse gas (like nitrous oxide)

to

an emission of the same amount of carbon dioxide.

Example: The global warming potential for nitrous oxide over 100 years is 298. This means that:

emissions of one million tonnes of nitrous oxide

is equivalent to

emissions of 298 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (298 Mt CO2eq).

 

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