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Carbon Footprint
Carbon Footprint-what it is and how to measure it
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Carbon footprint [Carbon-footprint.pdf, 300.95 kb]
  • Essential Element
Type of resource:
  • Tool
  • Awareness raising
Author: JRC
Publisher: JRC European Commission
Published in: 2007
Relevant for:
  • Europe
  • Municipal
  • Climate change
  • English
Free to use: Yes
Terms of use / copyright info:
European Platform on Life Cycle Assessment
European Commission – Joint Research Centre
Institute for Environment and Sustainability
TP 460
Via E. Fermi 2749
I-21027 Ispra (VA), Italy
Fax: +39 0332 78-5601
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Views expressed are those of the individual and do not necessarily represent official views of the European Commission.
Neither the European Commission nor any person acting on behalf of the Commission is responsible for the use which might be made of this publication.
© 2007, European Commission
Remarks: Climate change is of high concern, driving growing demand for carbon footprint information. This leaflet is designed to help your organisation get started with an efficient and effective approach to address this topic, building on existing international standards and European reference data; further information and data sources including links to service providers are included. We recommend to maximise the benefits of work on Carbon footprints to “get the most out of this”. This includes providing customers and other stakeholders with broader life cycle information related to your products and for internal purposes such as for identifying hot-spots along the supply-chain, potential risks, opportunities for related improvements, to avoid shifting burdens to other types of environmental impacts as well as to anticipate upcoming demands in the context of “Sustainable Consumption and Production”, a core commitment of the European Commission. This can all be achieved using existing, well-established approaches
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