FAQs about the Carbon Footprint
2. How is the Carbon Footprint measured?
The carbon footprint is the quantification of the impact caused by human activities in the environment. It is expressed in mass of carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalent. The carbon footprint is calculated through an inventory or analysis according to the nature of the issuer, respect to international standards. For example, the carbon footprint of an organization is obtained by analyzing its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions during a year or other predetermined period, by accumulating an inventory of these. In the case of a product or service, the GHG emissions carried out during its life cycle are studied. The personal carbon footprint is an instrument that allows an individual to calculate their emissions of greenhouse gases and know their participation in the increase of global warming.