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Carbon foot print.ppt

  1. 1. By adarshdeep Singh<br />Carbon foot print<br />
  2. 2.  What Is A Carbon Footprint?<br />A carbon footprint is a measure of the impact our activities have on the environment, and in particular climate change. It relates to the amount of greenhouse gases produced in our day-to-day lives through burning fossil fuels for electricity, heating and transportation etc. <br />
  3. 3. The carbon footprint is a measurement of all greenhouse gases we individually produce and has units of tonnes (or kg) of carbon dioxide equivalent<br />
  4. 4. A carbon footprint is "the total set of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions caused by an organization, event, product or person."[1] Greenhouse gases can be emitted through transport, land clearance, and the production and consumption of food, fuels, <br />
  5. 5. manufactured goods, materials, wood, roads, buildings, and services.[2] For simplicity of reporting, it is often expressed in terms of the amount of carbon dioxide, or its equivalent of other GHGs, emitted.<br />
  6. 6. The concept name of the carbon footprint originates from ecological footprint discussion.[3] The carbon footprint is a subset of the ecological footprint and of the more comprehensive Life Cycle Assessment (LCA).<br />An individual's, nation's, or organization's carbon footprint can be measured by undertaking a GHG emissions assessment. <br />
  7. 7. Once the size of a carbon footprint is known, a strategy can be devised to reduce it, e.g. by technological developments, better process and product management, changed Green Public or Private Procurement (GPP), carbon capture, consumption strategies, and others.<br />
  8. 8. The mitigation of carbon footprints through the development of alternative projects, such as solar or wind energy or reforestation, represents one way of reducing a carbon footprint and is often known as Carbon offsetting<br />The main influences on carbon footprints include population, economic output, and energy and carbon intensity of the economy.<br />
  9. 9. These factors are the main targets of individuals and businesses in order to decrease carbon footprints. Scholars suggest the most effective way to decrease a carbon footprint is to either decrease the amount of energy needed for production or to decrease the dependence on carbon emitting fuels. [5]<br />

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