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Product Carbon Footprinting – A Golden Middle Path?

January 25, 2011 by

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Reality of emissions – who’s emitting? The whole premise of Kyoto Protocol and Emission Reduction targets is based on the fact that emissions, wherever they occur, are added to the same atmosphere and are going to cause the same increase in the CO2 concentration in the atmosphere. For Emission Reductions to become a reality, the […]

Eco-labelling in France

December 10, 2010 by

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Starting July 2011, France will conduct a national experiment for at least one year to inform consumers through environmental labelling. This experiment would be the subject to an assessment and can be extended by the parliament as appropriate. The experiment will involve displaying the carbon footprint of products on sale across all sectors, incorporating both […]

Product and Supply Chain Standards – from WRI and WBCSD

November 25, 2010 by

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GHG Protocol (Corporate Standard) helps businesses to quantify the impacts of their operation in a standardized way. To take the reporting and mitigation task further, World Resource Institute (WRI) and World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) have come up with two new standards ‘Product accounting and reporting standard’ and ‘Corporate value chain (scope 3) […]

Product Carbon Labelling standards in USA

November 19, 2010 by

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There are a number of standards in the US 1. Carbon Fund – “Certified Carbonfree’ label California’s carbon labelling legislative initiative didn’t pan out so efforts in the US are in the private domain. Here, the Washington-based Carbon Fund, an independent  non-profit carbon offset provider, developed the ‘Certified CarbonFree’ label along with Edinburgh Center for […]