Carbon footprint refers to the greenhouse gas effect produced during the total lifecycle of a product or service.
Carbon footprint is given in mass units. The used measurement unit is gramme – tonne / carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalent.
CO2 equivalents express the global-warming potential of gases in relation to carbon dioxide.
Carbon neutral = A product, company, municipality or government producing net-zero carbon dioxide emissions. The carbon footprint of a carbon neutral product is zero for the entire product lifecycle.
FinnEnergia uses its competence to create solutions for reducing climate impacts
The solutions provided by FinnEnergia are based on carbon footprint and material lifecycle/age calculations.
The transition to a low-carbon global economy cannot be accomplished as quickly as needed without technological breakthroughs and new innovations, even though scaling already available solutions enables us to nearly bridge the gap in emissions.
Something for everyone to consider
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a UN expert body for assessing the science related to climate change, recently warned the global community that keeping global warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius would require making quick and far-reaching changes in all sectors to avoid the most destructive impacts of climate change.
Ecological footprint describes the extent of a land and water area required for producing the food, materials and energy consumed by a person or group of people, and processing the generated waste. The concept was developed by Mathis Wackernagel and William E. Rees in the early 1990s. According to the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), human activity already exceeds the world’s carrying capacity by 25 per cent.
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