From Access Economy to Zero Carbon – here’s the Jargon Buster Environment A-Z


The environmental industry can seem a little cliquey to the outsider. Maybe we talk in TLAs (Three Letter Acronyms!), abbreviations or just use words that are so outside the sphere of ‘normal people’.

For years I have tried to avoid using the term ‘sustainability’ because it immediately turned people off – using ‘environmental’ (even though this is only one of the three elements of sustainability) makes it immediately more understandable. As experts we want to get it right, but we do have to consider our audience.

The environmental news site edie has helpfully put together a Jargon Buster.

This is a useful tool if you can’t tell the difference between carbon neutral & net zero; can’t get your head around biomimicry or biodiversity; want to get to grips with ISO 14001 & ISO 50001; or to differentiate between supply chain & value chain.

This helps you cut through complexity and get straight to the definition & then gives you related content (news stories, blogs & features).

Helpfully, for some of the more complex issues (e.g. science-based targets) they provide more in-depth analysis & how to apply it to your business.

So check out the Environment Jargon Buster & get talking about these important issues with a wider audience.






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