Glossary
Air pollution and emissions
Air pollution is the modification of the natural characteristics of the atmosphere by a chemical, particulate matter, or biological agent. Stratospheric ozone depletion due to air pollution has long been recognized as a threat to human health as well as to the Earth's ecosystems.

Eco-Design
"The integration of environment aspects into the products development process, by balancing ecological and economic requirements. Eco-design considers environmental aspects at all stages of the product development process, striving for products which make the lowest possible environment impact throughout the product cycle life." UNEP 2001

Ecosystem
A dynamic system of plants, animals, and micro-organisms and their non-living environment, which form a functional unit through their interaction.