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  • Measuring the carbon footprint of your hotel

    The International Tourism Partnership (ITP) and the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), in collaboration with 23 leading global hospitality companies, have launched a methodology to calculate and communicate the carbon footprint of hotel stays and meetings in a consistent and transparent way. The group saw an opportunity to improve how the hotel industry communicates its impacts. ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Carbon measurement methodology delivered for ICT sector

    A new methodology to calculate the carbon reducing potential of products and services from the information and communication technologies (ICT) sector has been released. WSP has been at the heart of the technical delivery. This practical method has been developed by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), with technical input from the Sustainability & Energy team in our North American business. ...


    By WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

  • Footprint Expert 4.0 software now includes new carbon footprinting standards

    Launch of Carbon Trust Footprint Expert 4.0 enables carbon footprints of products and services to be calculated against PAS2050:2011 and the WRI/WBCSD GHG Product Standard The Carbon Trust has launched a new release of Footprint Expert - version 4.0. Previous versions enabled companies to calculate and report the footprint of their products and services according to the first ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • `My carbon footprint is smaller than yours ...`

    There is much debate about the measurements used to determine a firm"s ecological impacts. Some organizations focus on the measurement of their carbon footprint and how to offset it.For example, a manager who needs to fly three employees from Canada to New Zealand for a business trip could minimize their environmental impact by buying carbon offsetting. By simply visiting a carbon offset website ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • GrowHow achieve product carbon footprint certification

    Britain's only major fertiliser manufacturer, GrowHow, has worked with the Carbon Trust to certify the carbon footprints of its products. GrowHow is responsible for about 35% of the fertiliser used in the UK, with most of the rest imported from abroad. Working with the Carbon Trust, GrowHow has had the carbon footprints of its fertiliser products certified, as well as the reductions that ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • 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

  • Carbon Trust to work with Korea to help reduce global carbon footprint

    Within one year Korean products exported into the UK and around the world could be carrying the Carbon Trust’s Carbon Reduction Label, which demonstrates the manufacturer’s commitment to reducing the product’s carbon footprint.  The news follows a groundbreaking partnership agreed today between the UK’s Carbon Trust and the Korean Environmental Industry and Technology Institute (KEITI), ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Flight carbon footprint calculator prelude to aviation carbon market

    The United Nations International Civil Aviation Organization, ICAO, has unveiled a carbon calculation tool on its website that allows travellers to estimate the carbon footprint for any flight they take. A carbon footprint is a measure of the impact human activities have on the environment in terms of the amount of greenhouse gases produced, measured in units of carbon dioxide. For instance, one ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • New initiative announced to help ICT industry measure carbon footprint

    New global guidance will provide common approaches for calculating carbon emissions of ICT products and services ICT companies and their customers will soon have common approaches and methodologies to calculate the carbon footprints of ICT products and services thanks to industry guidance due to be published at the end of the year. The guidance is being developed through a collaboration between ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Drive to reduce carbon footprints quickly gathers momentum in Europe

    Key trends in reducing corporate carbon footprints were evident from a conference held in London on March 4, where presentations were made by high profile and mainstream companies such as McDonald’s, Cadbury, Marks & Spencer and Nestlé UK. The conference was attended by New Zealand Trade and Enterprise’s market analyst Gabrielle Eaves, who is based in London. She says the conference addressed ...


    By New Zealand Government

  • Stranded Assets: Actual and potential carbon footprint - Identifying investment risks and opportunities

    Last month ERAFP became the first French institutional investor to publish the carbon footprint of its stock portfolio. During the same month the UK Environment Agency also published a ground breaking audit of its exposure to embedded carbon stores or ‘stranded assets’ held in sixteen investment portfolios representing over two thirds of its £2.3bn AUM. ...


    By Trucost Plc

  • The Natural Capital Leaders Index: Methodology

    Until recently green performance has had its own set of metrics – rarely understood outside of the sustainability department – and even more rarely incorporated in operational decision making. Such environmental impact metrics have been useful in identifying how much or how many. Companies are likely to know how many metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (and other pollution ...


    By Trucost Plc

  • Peatland loss is making the oil sands carbon footprint more visible

    The loss of peatlands covering the oil sands in the Canadian province of Alberta causes carbon emissions of a magnitude between 11 and 47 mton. These figures of the Albertan University were published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The Canadian scientist calculated that these peatland-carbon losses will be equal to the already huge emissions of 7 years ...


    By Wetlands International

  • 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

  • Greenstone Carbon Management Announces New Online ICT Footprinting Capability

    …Acco2unt version 2.5 enhanced to include carbon emissions analysis from ICT equipment across an organisation with accuracy, speed and efficiency...LONDON – Tuesday 5th April 2011- Greenstone Carbon Management, the global specialist carbon solution company, has announced today the release of version 2.5 of its Acco2unt carbon management software, which includes new functionality to ...


    By RealWire

  • 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 ...


  • Our Man in Doha: Day Three - Carbon footprinting is an international pursuit

    Jeff Beyer is our man in Doha, representing the Carbon Trust at a number of events taking place alongside the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Doha, Qatar, and reporting back with his own perspective on what is taking place. I was delighted to speak at the EU pavilion this afternoon at the request of Minister Corrado Clini, the Italian Minister of the Environment, Land and ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Reckitt Benckiser reduces total carbon footprint by 11 percent in 2010

    Reckitt Benckiser (RB) plc, a world leader in household, health and personal care (with U.S. headquarters in Parsippany, NJ) and parent of Clearasil, Lysol, Woolite and other iconic brands, today announced that the expulsion of over 3 million tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) was avoided last year by an 11 percent reduction per unit dose in the carbon impact across its products' lifecycle - the same ...

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