MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING
File: MDIA-p3-06-CARBON-CYCLE-150420.odp Peter Burgess (c) All rights reserved
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CARB...
MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING
WORK-IN-PROGRESS.
SLIDESET STILL IN DEVELOPMENT.
UPDATES WILL BE POSTED OVER
THE NEXT SE...
CARBON … an enormously
important scientific element.
… and a critical link between
chemistry and biology
MULTI DIMENSION I...
The burning of CARBON produces
carbon dioxide, a colorless gas
that changes the heat transfer
properties of the atmosphere...
The following slides show various
depictions of the CO2 dimension
of the CARBON CYCLE
MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING
MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING
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MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING
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Financial
Capital
Human
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Man Built
Capital
Natural
Capital
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MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING
SunSun
BOP
Financial
Capital
Human
Capital
Man Built
Capital
Natural
Capital
Sun SunSun
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MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING
SunSun
BOP
Financial
Capital
Human
Capital
Man Built
Capital
Natural
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MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING
SunSun
BOP
Financial
Capital
Human
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Man Built
Capital
Natural
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In addition to CARBON DIOXIDE,
there is also METHANE.
CH4 is the chemical formula for
methane
METHANE is a far more potent...
MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING
SunSun
BOP
Financial
Capital
Human
Capital
Man Built
Capital
Natural
Capital
Sun SunSun
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The industrial revolution has been
enabled by fossil fuel energy based
on CARBON.
Without energy, the modern quality
of li...
CONUNDRUM …
MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING
How to have the energy we need to
sustain and improve quality of life
while also reducing the dangerous
impact that GHGs a...
We need technology to come to the
rescue!
MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING
Clean energy renewables:
● Wind
● Solar
● Hydro
MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING
Best practice for fossil fuels:
● Carbon capture and sequestration
technology
MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING
MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING
SunSun
BOP
Financial
Capital
Human
Capital
Man Built
Capital
Natural
Capital
Sun SunSun
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Best practice for fossil fuels:
● Using algae to capture carbon
MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING
MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING
SunSun
BOP
Financial
Capital
Human
Capital
Man Built
Capital
Natural
Capital
Sun SunSun
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Least cost power generation in
money profit terms results in worst
behavior relative to environment.
When carbon emissions...
1 metric ton of CO2 = 1 EDU
1 metric ton of CH4 = 27 EDUs
* EDU is an Environmental Degradation Unit
MULTI DIMENSION IMPAC...
At the moment we do not know the
exchange rate that will apply
between a unit of money value such
as the US dollar and the...
Moving forward … Request
for collaboration
Money is part of a complex socio-enviro-economic
system. While it works … it do...
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  1. 1. MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING File: MDIA-p3-06-CARBON-CYCLE-150420.odp Peter Burgess (c) All rights reserved MDIA CARBON CYCLE
  2. 2. MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING WORK-IN-PROGRESS. SLIDESET STILL IN DEVELOPMENT. UPDATES WILL BE POSTED OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL WEEKS
  3. 3. CARBON … an enormously important scientific element. … and a critical link between chemistry and biology MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING
  4. 4. The burning of CARBON produces carbon dioxide, a colorless gas that changes the heat transfer properties of the atmosphere. The chemical formula for carbon dioxide is CO2 CO2 is a Greenhouse Gas (GHG) … an important causal factor in global warming. MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING
  5. 5. The following slides show various depictions of the CO2 dimension of the CARBON CYCLE MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING
  6. 6. MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING SunSun BOP Financial Capital Human Capital Man Built Capital Natural Capital Sun SunSun Financial Capital Human Capital Man Built Capital Natural Capital Sun EOP
  7. 7. MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING SunSun BOP Financial Capital Human Capital Man Built Capital Natural Capital Sun SunSun Financial Capital Human Capital Man Built Capital Natural Capital Sun EOPCARBON CYCLE
  8. 8. MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING SunSun BOP Financial Capital Human Capital Man Built Capital Natural Capital Sun SunSun Financial Capital Human Capital Man Built Capital Natural Capital Sun EOPCARBON RESERVOIRS AND FLUXES
  9. 9. MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING SunSun BOP Financial Capital Human Capital Man Built Capital Natural Capital Sun SunSun Financial Capital Human Capital Man Built Capital Natural Capital Sun EOPCARBON CYCLE – CARBON STORES
  10. 10. MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING SunSun BOP Financial Capital Human Capital Man Built Capital Natural Capital Sun SunSun Financial Capital Human Capital Man Built Capital Natural Capital Sun EOPCARBON SINK
  11. 11. In addition to CARBON DIOXIDE, there is also METHANE. CH4 is the chemical formula for methane METHANE is a far more potent greenhouse gas (GHG) than CO2 by a factor of more than twenty. MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING
  12. 12. MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING SunSun BOP Financial Capital Human Capital Man Built Capital Natural Capital Sun SunSun Financial Capital Human Capital Man Built Capital Natural Capital Sun EOPMETHANE CYCLE
  13. 13. The industrial revolution has been enabled by fossil fuel energy based on CARBON. Without energy, the modern quality of life we enjoy cannot exist. MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING
  14. 14. CONUNDRUM … MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING
  15. 15. How to have the energy we need to sustain and improve quality of life while also reducing the dangerous impact that GHGs are having on the atmosphere? MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING
  16. 16. We need technology to come to the rescue! MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING
  17. 17. Clean energy renewables: ● Wind ● Solar ● Hydro MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING
  18. 18. Best practice for fossil fuels: ● Carbon capture and sequestration technology MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING
  19. 19. MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING SunSun BOP Financial Capital Human Capital Man Built Capital Natural Capital Sun SunSun Financial Capital Human Capital Man Built Capital Natural Capital Sun EOPCARBON CAPTURE AND SEQUESTRATION
  20. 20. Best practice for fossil fuels: ● Using algae to capture carbon MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING
  21. 21. MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING SunSun BOP Financial Capital Human Capital Man Built Capital Natural Capital Sun SunSun Financial Capital Human Capital Man Built Capital Natural Capital Sun EOPALGAE TO CAPTURE CARBON
  22. 22. Least cost power generation in money profit terms results in worst behavior relative to environment. When carbon emissions are costed using a standard impact metric … the calculation will be different. MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING
  23. 23. 1 metric ton of CO2 = 1 EDU 1 metric ton of CH4 = 27 EDUs * EDU is an Environmental Degradation Unit MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING
  24. 24. At the moment we do not know the exchange rate that will apply between a unit of money value such as the US dollar and the EDU This is not important at this stage. The first step is to have a single measure that works for all aspects of environmental degradation. MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING
  25. 25. Moving forward … Request for collaboration Money is part of a complex socio-enviro-economic system. While it works … it does not work as well as it should, nor as well as it could. The work of MDIA is to enable this complex system to work better. MDIA needs to be a team effort. Join in and help to make the world a better place. Please get in touch. Peter Burgess … peterbnyc@gmail.com MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING

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