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Corporate and Product Carbon Footprint under Compound Hybrid Analysis: Application to a Spanish Timber Company
Año:2018
Áreas de investigación
  • Efecto invernadero
Datos
Descripción
The European Union (EU) is advancing steadily toward the stabilization of atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations. Various sectors are now obliged to make reductions, and new policies based on the carbon footprint are being encouraged. However, voluntary reporting of so?called scope 3 emissions is hindering successful implementation of these policies. In this study, we present a tiered hybrid analysis to report emissions according to the ISO/TR 14069 standards and to obtain complete measures of scope 3 emissions. A process analysis for scope 1 and scope 2 emissions is complemented with a multiregional input?output analysis for upstream scope 3 emissions. This novel approach is applied to the case study of a Spanish timber company. Its total carbon footprint in 2011 was 783,660 kilograms of carbon?dioxide equivalent, of which 88% correspond to scope 3 emissions. These emissions are globally distributed; 71% are from European countries, followed by 8% from emerging economies (Brazil, Russia, India, Indonesia, Australia, and Turkey), 5% from China, and, finally, 16% from the rest of the world. We identify and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of this novel approach, the European implementation of which could be highly effective in reducing global carbon emissions.
Internacional
Si
JCR del ISI
Si
Título de la revista
Journal of Industrial Ecology
ISSN
1088-1980
Factor de impacto JCR
4,123
Información de impacto
Datos JCR del año 2016
Volumen
DOI
10.1111/jiec.12759
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Participantes
  • Autor: Sergio Alvarez Gallego (UPM)
  • Autor: Maria-Angeles Tobarra (Unversidad de Castilla La Mancha)
  • Autor: Jorge-Enrique Zafrilla (Unversidad de Castilla La Mancha)
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  • Creador: Departamento: Ingeniería y Morfología del Terreno
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