Planning Library

Environment and Climate Glossary

This technical glossary is a collection of phrases and terminology relating to the environment and climate. It covers a wide range of environmental issues such as renewable energy, geography and specialised terminology.

The definitions included within this glossary should not be considered as legal statements, statutory definitions or interpretations of planning and environmental law. This glossary is not exhaustive and the OPR would welcome suggestions in relation to relevant material which could be included within the collection. Please forward any suggestions to

Environment and Climate
Flood Risk and Water
Renewable Energy
Specialised Terminology