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gig·a·ton

 (gĭg′ə-tŭn′, jĭg′-)
n.
A unit of explosive energy equal to that of one billion (109) tons of TNT.

gigaton

(ˈɡɪɡəˌtʌn)
n
(Units) a unit of explosive force equal to 109 tons
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To understand just how much ice is being lost, a mere 1 billion tons -- or 1 gigaton -- of ice loss is equivalent to about 400,000 Olympic-sized swimming pools, the Danish Meteorological Institute said.
To understand just how much ice is being lost, a mere 1 billion tons or 1 gigaton of ice loss is equivalent to about 400,000 Olympic-sized swimming pools, the Danish Meteorological Institute said.
Walmart made advancements on its Project Gigaton goals with suppliers reporting avoiding more than 93 million metric tons of emissions over the last two years.
The retailer has promised to cut one gigaton of carbon emissions from its supply chain by 2030.
Project Gigaton is a Walmart initiative launched in 2017 to avoid 1 billion metric tons, or a gigaton, of greenhouse gases from the global value chain by 2030.
During the forum, Walmart encouraged its national brand suppliers to make similar packaging commitments through the retailer's Project Gigaton platform.
"Breakthrough Energy Ventures invests in technology with the potential to eliminate a half gigaton of greenhouse gas emissions per year," says materials-minded investor and fund spokesman Carmichael Roberts.
The Insights Engine also ties into major private-sector commitments such as Walmart's Project Gigaton.
The Bentonville retailer launched Project Gigaton last year, inviting "suppliers to join us in a commitment to reduce emissions from our collective value chains by 1 billion tons--a gigaton--by 2030," spokesman Micah Ragland said in an email to Arkansas Business.
Since establishing its Project Gigaton initiative in April 2017, Walmart suppliers have reduced more than 20 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions.
As shining examples of this, Walmart has committed to remove a billion metric tons of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere by 2030 in what is known as "Project Gigaton. " Apple pledged to make iPhones and computers through a closed-loop supply chain by using 100% recycled materials, ending their reliance on mined minerals and metals.