New Explainer on Measuring Carbon Footprint

01/08/2022
Climate Working Group

The BU Climate Working Group has released the first in a series of 'explainer' videos exploring organisational and process adjustments which support low-carbon transition

The first video features the BPIFRANCE environmental social and climate team presenting on carbon footprint assessment.

The explainer covers:

  • Defining carbon footprint as an indicator measuring the impact of any activity on the environment, and the GHG emissions linked to this
  • The importance of carbon footprint measurement to the organisation's overall climate objectives, carbon reduction strategy and  meeting international targets for decarbonisation
  • Presentation of Bpifrance's calculation methodology based on  annual emissions associated with technology, operation, duration, sectoral data and carbon intensity. 
  • Lessons learned including avoiding double-counting, ensuring access to the most accurate data as this evolves and understanding the limits of a statistical approach

Visit the link below to access the video on the BU CWG homepage.

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