The Carbon Footprint refers to the total amount of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions caused by a product, activity or organisation.
The concept name of the carbon footprint originates from the ecological footprint. The carbon footprint is a subset of the ecological footprint and of the more comprehensive Life Cycle Assessment (LCA).
start2see has experience in calculating carbon footprints for a wide range of clients. We have a good understanding of various standards that can be applied in different situations:
– Climate Active (previously the National Carbon Offset Standard (NCOS)) in Australia
– Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHGP) (Rob Rouwette is one of the few people in Australia that actively contributed to the development of the GHGP Scope 3 Standard)
It is important to fully understand life cycle principles when calculating a Carbon Footprint, especially when the results are used for (product) comparisons, marketing purposes and offset (carbon neutral) claims.
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