footprint of a business, system, activity or product, is a
representation of its total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions; which for
the sake of simplicity is usually expressed in terms of the amount of
carbon dioxide, or its equivalent (for other GHGs) emitted. It is
evolution of the concept of an ecological footprint, and is really a
sub-set of it. It is also an integral element of a full Life
Cycle Assessment (LCA).
footprint is calculated from an assessment of the GHG emissions
resulting from the activity / business (etc.) and the Global Warming
Potential (GWP) of those gasses compared top that of CO2
(i.e. carbon dioxide equivalents). Having obtained this figure (and
it’s make-up) it is then possible to develop a strategy for reducing a
business’s carbon footprint, and make a contribution in assisting the
country to meet its GHG reduction targets.
an extensive track record in the calculation of carbon footprints for a
number of agricultural, horticultural and agri-environmental practices
and systems, including work carried out for:
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