Glossary

Websites featuring glossaries of climate terms

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) provides an extensive list of climate change terms on its website that can be searched by letter. English only. Website link: http://unfccc.int/essential_background/glossary/items/3666.php

The Pew Center on Global Climate Change is a US-based non-profit organsation. You can look up terms by the first letter and then search the entire site for a specific term. Website link: http://www.pewclimate.org/glossary

IPCC Fourth Assessment Report: The main activity of the IPCC is to provide assessment reports of the state of knowledge on climate change at regular intervals. The IPCC Fourth Assessment Report, "Climate Change 2007", produced glossaries for all three IPCC Working Groups. The glossaries are in English only:


IPCC Third Assessment Report (all UN languages): The main activity of the IPCC is to provide assessment reports of the state of knowledge on climate change at regular intervals. A glossary of terms for the Third Assessment Report is available in all UN languages: Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish