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GLOSSARY ITEM | 26 January 2021
Area of land defined by the minimum values for area size, tree crown cover or an equivalent stocking level, and potential tree height at maturity at the place of growth of the trees...
GLOSSARY ITEM | 4 January 2021
Advanced (second and third generation) biofuels are biofuels produced from feedstock that do not compete directly with food and feed crops, such as wastes and agricultural residues...
GLOSSARY ITEM | 4 January 2021
First generation or conventionally produced biofuels are biofuels produced from food crops, such as sugar, starch and vegetable oils. They are produced from land using...
GLOSSARY ITEM | 4 January 2021
Weighting is an additional, but not mandatory, step that may support the interpretation and communication of the results of the analysis. Results of the environmental sustainability assessment are multiplied by a set of weighting factors...
GLOSSARY ITEM | 4 January 2021
Definition of aspects included or excluded from the study. For example, for a “cradle-to-grave” analysis, the system boundary should include all activities from the extraction of raw materials through the processing, distribution...
GLOSSARY ITEM | 4 January 2021
Stewardship and use of forest lands in a way and at a rate that maintains their productivity, biodiversity, regeneration capacity, vitality and their potential to fulfill, now and in the future, relevant ecological...
GLOSSARY ITEM | 4 January 2021
Subdivision refers to disaggregating multifunctional processes or facilities to isolate the input flows directly associated with each process or facility output. The process is investigated to see whether it...
GLOSSARY ITEM | 4 January 2021
Refers to directly measured or collected data representative of activities at a specific facility or set of facilities. Synonymous with “primary data”.
GLOSSARY ITEM | 4 January 2021
Is the measure of the content of organic material in soil. This derives from plants and animals and comprises all of the organic matter in the soil exclusive of the matter that has not decayed.
GLOSSARY ITEM | 4 January 2021
Any process, activity or mechanism which removes a greenhouse gas from the atmosphere is referred to as a "sink".