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Climate Glossary

Carbon footprint

A measure of the greenhouse gas emissions generated by human activities. The potential impact of these emissions on global warming is expressed in terms of CO2 equivalent, abbreviated as “CO2e”.

Carbon-free energy

Energy that does not generate carbon dioxide emissions during its production, unlike energy produced from burning coal. Renewable energies and nuclear energy are considered to be carbon-free.


Formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project, CDP is a not-for-profit organization that publishes yearly information on the environmental impact of leading companies. These disclosures are obtained from three questionnaires; the one on climate change is the most frequently used.


The Common Module Family is a technology-sharing concept applied to a series of vehicle platforms common to both Renault and Nissan. Using modular architecture principles, it enables a wide range of vehicles to be built using a limited set of parts.