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A carbon footprint is the total amount of greenhouse gases (including carbon dioxide and methane) that are generated by our actions. Carbon Footprint Calculation in UAE Dubai Abu Dhabi Sharjah, UAE Free Carbon Calculator, Carbon Footprint assessment in UAE Dubai Abu Dhabi Sharjah, Carbon Management in UAE Dubai Abu Dhabi Sharjah, carbon footprint calculator in UAE Dubai Abu Dhabi Sharjah, Carbon Emission consultants in UAE Dubai Abu Dhabi Sharjah, Carbon offset in UAE Dubai Abu Dhabi Sharjah, How to Offset our Carbon Emission?, Carbon Emissions calculation in UAE Dubai Abu Dhabi Sharjah, How to calculate carbon Footprint?

 

The average carbon footprint for a person in the United States is 16 tons, one of the highest rates in the world. Globally, the average is closer to 4 tons. To have the best chance of avoiding a 2℃ rise in global temperatures, the average global carbon footprint per year needs to drop under 2 tons by 2050.

Lowering individual carbon footprints from 16 tons to 2 tons doesn’t happen overnight! By making small changes to our actions, like eating less meat, taking less connecting flights and line drying our clothes, we can start making a big difference.

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Scope 1Scope 2Scope 3
Fuel combustion
Company vehicles
Fugitive emissions
Purchased electricity, heat and steam

Purchased goods and services

Business travel

Employee commuting
Waste disposal
Use of sold products

Transportation and distribution (up- and downstream)

Investments

Leased assets and franchises

Why should an organisation measure its Scope 3 emissions?

There are a number of benefits associated with measuring Scope 3 emissions.  For many companies, the majority of their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and cost reduction opportunities lie outside their own operations.  By measuring Scope 3 emissions, organisations can:

  • Assess where the emission hotspots are in their supply chain;
  • Identify resource and energy risks in their supply chain;
  • Identify which suppliers are leaders and which are laggards in terms of their sustainability performance;
  • Identify energy efficiency and cost reduction opportunities in their supply chain;
  • Engage suppliers and assist them to implement sustainability initiatives
  • Improve the energy efficiency of their products
  • Positively engage with employees to reduce emissions from business travel and employee commuting.
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What is a Carbon Offset?

The terms carbon offset and carbon offset credit (or simply “offset credit”) are used interchangeably, though they can mean slightly different things. A carbon offset broadly refers to a reduction in GHG emissions – or an increase in carbon storage (e.g., through land restoration or the planting of trees) – that is used to compensate for emissions that occur elsewhere. A carbon offset credit is a transferrable instrument certified by governments or independent certification bodies to represent an emission reduction of one metric tonne of CO2, or an equivalent amount of other GHGs (see Text Box, below). The purchaser of an offset credit can “retire” it to claim the underlying reduction towards their own GHG reduction goals. Carbon Footprint Calculation in UAE Dubai Abu Dhabi Sharjah,
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The key concept is that offset credits are used to convey a net climate benefit from one entity to another. Because GHGs mix globally in the atmosphere, it does not matter where exactly they are reduced.[1] From a climate change perspective, the effects are the same if an organization: (a) ceases an emission-causing activity; or (b) enables an equivalent emission-reducing activity somewhere else in the world. Carbon offsets are intended to make it easier and more cost-effective for organizations to pursue the second option.

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