Calculation of carbon footprinting – making the invisible visible

Srebrenkoska, Vineta and Capeska Bogtinoska, Dijana and Gorgioski, Mile and Trompeska, Mirjana (2011) Calculation of carbon footprinting – making the invisible visible. Conference Proceedings, International congress of engineering, ecology and materials in the processing industry. ISSN 978-99955-81-00-8

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Climate change is recognized as a serious global environmental problem with serious consequences for our social and economic infrastructure. The greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that cause climate change are emitted mainly from burning fossil fuels. In order to affect climate change, GHG emissions must be measured and reduced. A new term “carbon footprint” has been coined, to describe the quantity of CO2 and other greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions emitted directly and indirectly by any individuals, companies, events, products or services. There is a number of standard methodologies for calculating carbon footprint. The basic calculation of carbon footprinting is a quick exercise, but in some other cases, when the organization calculates some indirect emissions or the emissions from particular product, a software for that purpose is available. Calculating a carbon footprint is a useful exercise only as a part of a complete environmental management system.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Engineering and Technology > Environmental engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Technology
Depositing User: Vineta Srebrenkoska
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2012 08:14
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2013 11:16

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