Carbon Footprint

A carbon footprint provides the measure of the direct and indirect impacts of an activity on anthropogenic global warming. This is determined by calculating the greenhouse gas emissions of these activities, usually stated as a ‘CO2e’, or carbon dioxide equivalent. This means that all the key greenhouse gases (such as carbon dioxide, methane, and  nitrous oxide) can be expressed as a common unit, allowing, for instance for the ease of inter and intra industry comparison and understanding.

Carbon emissions and how to calculate them

Carbon Emissions Factors

What are carbon emissions?Carbon emissions are made up of the Carbon Dioxide which is a greenhouse gas. When carbon dioxide gas is released into the atmosphere, the carbon dioxide molecules trap heat from the sun which warms our planet.To sustain life on earth we need greenhouse gases, without any the planet’s surface temperature would be …

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4 Ways to Reduce your Carbon Footprint from Business Travel

Travel carbon footprint

When calculating an organisation’s carbon footprint, business travel contributes a significant amount to the final figure. Although this may not come as a shock, it does present opportunities to implement changes to achieve reductions.Initiatives like The Science Based Targets actual emission reductions are essential. Purchasing offsetting, does not count towards achieving Scienc​e Based Targets.​1. Avoid TravellingOne …

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GHG Protocol FAQs

Benchmarking

The GHG Protocol is the internationally recognised emissions reporting standard for business carbon accounting. Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions Scope 1: direct emissions from owned or controlled sources.  Scope 2: indirect emissions from the generation of purchased energy.  Scope 3: all indirect emissions (not included in scope 2) that occur in the value chain …

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Science Based Targets

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Carbon Footprint: Simplifying Scope 1,2 & 3

Carbon Footprint Scopes

A carbon footprint is a measure of the impacts of an activity on global warming by calculating the greenhouse gas emissions of these activities, usually stated as a ‘CO2e’, or carbon dioxide equivalent. This is done to show all key greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide) expressed as a common unit, allowing easy comparison …

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