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  • World Bank initiates carbon footprint analysis

    Responding to pressure from the environmental community and U.S. lawmakers, the World Bank plans to estimate the carbon footprints of its future projects. The Bank, in collaboration with the world's leading multilateral development banks, is creating a common method for estimating a project's associated greenhouse gas emissions. The assessments are expected to bring greater transparency to the ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Cautious welcome for new Carbon footprint specification

    The eagerly awaited PAS 2050, a specification for carbon footprint analysis, was published in London on 29th October 2008. Dave Covell, a Principal at environmental consultancy firm ENVIRON has used the new standard for the last few weeks and says, 'This is an excellent document which will provide a benchmark that will be used world-wide. We know that many businesses have been treading water, ...


    By ENVIRON

  • Axion Consulting offers carbon footprint services

    Having become the first UK polymer producer to offer a carbon reduction labelled product, Axion Consulting is sharing its expertise with others wanting to follow a similar route and carbon footprint their own products or processes. The plastic recycling specialist, part of the Manchester-based Axion Group, became the UK’s first polymer producer to gain a certified Carbon Footprint label in ...

  • Carbon Footprint Analysis Course a First for Canada as Failsafe Canada and the Global Carbon Exchange Team Up to Deliver a Certified Carbon Footprint Analysis Course in Calgary Alberta Canada

    CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwire) -- 08/16/10 -- Failsafe Canada Inc. announced this week that it has Licensing agreements in place, with the Global Carbon Exchange, an international organization, that will ...


    By Marketwire

  • Borealis undertakes pioneering analysis of water footprint of plastics

    Borealis, a leading provider of innovative, value creating plastics solutions, has completed the plastics industry's first assessment of the Water Footprint of plastics materials. The findings will be discussed at the 2009 World Water Week in Stockholm. A Water Footprint measures the actual volume of fresh water that a business or manufacturing process of a product or service removes from the ...


    By Borealis AG

  • Carbon Trust launches new service to verify company carbon footprints

    Footprint Verification service gives assurance for annual reporting and disclosure to stakeholders Today, the Carbon Trust launches Footprint Verification, a new service that will provide companies and organisations with independent verification of their corporate carbon footprints. The service has been launched to help companies and organisations manage the increasing ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Chemical footprint in development

    A measure of chemical footprint is being developed by researchers to assess the environmental impacts of the toxic chemicals released by the production and consumption of goods. The methodology, based on life cycle and risk assessment, is also designed to be linked to the resilience of ecosystems to chemical exposure. Environmental footprints, from carbon emissions to water use, are increasingly ...

  • Water footprints for food

    Carbon footprints are now familiar to most people, but food production and trade leaves yet another important mark on the environment – a water footprint. Research has led to a novel strategy for calculating the impact of international food trade on water supplies and the implications for various water users. New calculations could be a key step towards balancing the demands on dwindling surface ...

  • Columbia-PepsiCo Collaboration Creates Powerful Software Tool for Carbon Footprinting

    Researchers at Columbia University, working in collaboration with PepsiCo, have developed new software that can rapidly calculate the carbon footprints of thousands of products simultaneously. The methodology could greatly reduce the time and expense associated with carbon footprinting, helping companies accurately label products and design ways to reduce their environmental impacts. Up until ...


    By 3BL Media

  • Biofuel carbon footprint not as big as feared, Michigan State University research says

    Publications ranging from the journal Science to Time magazine have blasted biofuels for significantly contributing to greenhouse gas emissions, calling into question the environmental benefits of making fuel from plant material. But a new analysis by Michigan State University scientists says these dire predictions are based on a set of assumptions that may not be correct. 'Greenhouse gas release ...


    By Michigan State University

  • Electric vehicles can help Toronto reduce its carbon footprint

    Electric vehicles could contribute up to 37% of Toronto's annual target for GHG emissions reductions by 2030, according to a new report released by Pollution Probe. Higher reductions were associated with a greater proportion of commercial-duty electric vehicles within the vehicle mix. The report, "Unlocking the Electric Mobility Potential of Toronto: Moving Toward an Electric Mobility Master Plan ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable Presents Carbon Footprint Research

    In an effort to accelerate understanding of beverage sector impacts on climate change and identify reduction priorities for greenhouse gas emissions, the Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) has published its research on carbon footprints for five beverage categories – beer, bottled water, carbonated soft drink, spirits and wine. The research is presented in a series of reports ...

  • ICLEI Releases First National Standard for Measuring a Community`s Carbon Footprint

    Today the first-ever national standard for how to measure the greenhouse gas emissions associated with communities was released by ICLEI–Local Governments for Sustainability USA (ICLEI USA). The ...


  • SGS Announces Global Product Mark Program for Carbon Footprint

    SGS introduces a new and unique program of three product marks for environmental impact, progressing towards the ultimate tier of greenhouse gas neutrality, to help companies transparently demonstrate their ongoing environmental commitment. SGS Consumer Testing Services announced today the first Product Carbon Footprint program to offer marks that can be applied to manufactured products that are ...


    By SGS

  • European water utilities striving to reduce their carbon footprint, finds Frost & Sullivan

    Concerns about steep increase in the carbon footprint of the water industry are rising. Population growth, tightening of legislative standards resulting in further treatment needs, resource scarcity, and deteriorating quality levels are, however, resulting in ever increasing energy consumption. This is highlighting the importance of innovative, environment-friendly practices across the value ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • Companies Can Reduce Carbon Footprint by Giving Consumers Green Choices

    Companies can reduce the carbon footprint of their supply chains and improve customer satisfaction by giving consumers information and tools to make green choices, according to research conducted by the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The findings are drawn from a series of experiments designed ...

  • Forged aluminum wheels cut carbon footprint - LCA for Alcoa

    PE INTERNATIONAL conducted a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) study for Alcoa that concludes that aluminum wheels substantially cut the carbon footprint of commercial vehicles. In North America, the study found that substituting 18 conventional steel truck wheels with Alcoa aluminum wheels cut carbon emissions by 16.3 metric tons over the lifetime of the wheels. In Europe, replacing 12 steel ...


    By thinkstep

  • Axion Consulting steps up its carbon footprint services

    Fuel price increases and the prospect of mandatory emissions reporting are key reasons cited by a growing number of companies interested in carbon footprint assessments of their products and processes, claims resource recovery specialist Axion Consulting. Axion, which was the first UK polymer producer to gain a Carbon Footprint label for its own Axpoly PS13 ...

  • Corporate Carbon Footprints - Is the corporate world doing enough? Asks the ACCA

    The business world’s response to climate change is examined in detail in a four-part joint report, published today by ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and GRI (the Global Reporting Initiative), called “High Impact Sectors: the Challenge of Reporting on Climate Change.”Launched on December 14th at the COP15 Climate Change Summit, the report provides an insight into the ...


  • KPMG `living green` program exceeds overall carbon footprint reduction goals

    KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm, today announced it achieved a 26 percent reduction in its carbon footprint from 2007 through 2009, exceeding the firm"s stated three-year commitment of a 25 percent reduction in just two years. In 2008, KPMG embarked on an ambitious environmental program in the United States called "Living Green" to support the firm"s commitment to reduce the ...

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