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A beginner’s guide to carbon footprinting

A beginner’s guide to carbon footprinting
A beginner’s guide to carbon footprinting
Carbon footprinting is one of the foremost methods available for quantifying anthropogenic environmental impacts and for helping tackle the threat of climate change. However, for any person undertaking a carbon footprinting analysis for the first time, they will almost certainly be struck by the broad array of definitions, approaches and terminology surrounding the field. This paper provides an introductory guide to some basic concepts in carbon footprinting for researchers and lay people interested in the area. Each stage of calculating a carbon footprint is considered and an introduction to the main methodologies is provided. The advantages and disadvantages of the various approaches are discussed and a rough framework of procedures is provided for the calculation of carbon footprints over a variety of subjects. Some general data sources and a glossary of key carbon footprinting terminology are included
1758-3004
55-67
Williams, I.D.
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Kemp, Simon
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Coello, Jonathan
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Turner, David A..
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Williams, I.D., Kemp, Simon, Coello, Jonathan, Turner, David A.. and Wright, Laurence A. (2012) A beginner’s guide to carbon footprinting. Carbon Management, 3 (1), 55-67. (doi:10.4155/CMT.11.80).

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Carbon footprinting is one of the foremost methods available for quantifying anthropogenic environmental impacts and for helping tackle the threat of climate change. However, for any person undertaking a carbon footprinting analysis for the first time, they will almost certainly be struck by the broad array of definitions, approaches and terminology surrounding the field. This paper provides an introductory guide to some basic concepts in carbon footprinting for researchers and lay people interested in the area. Each stage of calculating a carbon footprint is considered and an introduction to the main methodologies is provided. The advantages and disadvantages of the various approaches are discussed and a rough framework of procedures is provided for the calculation of carbon footprints over a variety of subjects. Some general data sources and a glossary of key carbon footprinting terminology are included

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Published date: February 2012
Organisations: Centre for Environmental Science

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Local EPrints ID: 210237
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/210237
ISSN: 1758-3004
PURE UUID: be88538e-e6cc-4770-a51a-c072bed7e06c
ORCID for I.D. Williams: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0121-1219

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Date deposited: 08 Feb 2012 08:50
Last modified: 15 Oct 2019 00:44

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