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What does CO2E stand for?

CO2E stands for Carbon Dioxide Equivalent

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LONDON, April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Once again living up to its status as the 'world's most effective environmental treaty,' the Montreal Protocol has struck a deal with China to phase-out hydrofluorocarbon (HCFC) production and so prevent eight billion tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions.
According to the report titled 'The Economics of Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions in South Asia', annual energy-related greenhouse gas emissions in the five countries are together set to rise from 58 million tons of carbon dioxide equivalent in 2005 to 245 million in 2030.
They then used a database to find out how much greenhouse gas was emitted to produce each one, measured as the grams of carbon dioxide equivalent per 100 grams of food.
Annual emissions that in 2010 were 48 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e), a standard benchmark of greenhouse gases, would have to peak before 2020 and then fall to 44 billion tonnes of CO2e in that year, it said.