As corporations maintain their desire to save operational expenses and contribute to environmental protection, the need for enhanced energy efficiency and carbon emission reduction grows. The total greenhouse gas emissions that a person, group, occasion, or product is responsible for, both directly and indirectly, are measured by carbon footprint. An individual's carbon footprint is calculated in tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (tCO2e). A carbon footprint takes into account all six greenhouse gases included in the Kyoto Protocol: Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), Perfluorocarbons (PFCs), Nitrous oxide (N2O), Sulfur Hexafluoride, Carbon Dioxide (CO2), Methane (CH4), and (SF6)
How significant is the carbon footprint?
The amount of carbon (often measured in tonnes) released by a particular activity or organisation is now widely referred to by the term "carbon footprint" as an abbreviation. The carbon footprint is a significant part of the ecological footprint because it competes with other demands for biologically productive land.
Emissions of carbon
If there is inadequate biocapacity to absorb the carbon emissions produced by burning fossil fuels, the emissions build up in the atmosphere. As a result, tonnes of CO2 emissions are stated as the amount of productive land area needed to sequester those CO2 emissions when reporting the carbon footprint as part of the total Ecological Footprint. This reveals the biocapacity necessary to counteract the emissions brought on by burning fossil fuels.
Measuring the accumulation of carbon
It is not true that carbon sequestration is the only way to address the carbon problem when the carbon footprint is expressed in terms of land area. It merely demonstrates the size of the biocapacity needed to manage our untreated carbon waste and stop atmospheric carbon accumulation. Instead of just moving the load from one natural system to another, this measuring technique enables us to handle the climate change dilemma holistically.
This paradigm also relates all of the current environmental challenges to one another and situates climate change within that context. Instead of tackling one issue at the expense of another, we can address all its symptoms by concentrating on a single problem. Additionally, it makes the self-interest of action much more apparent.
For how much does it account?
The average worldwide CO2 concentration has increased by 43.5 ppm, a 12%, since 2000. The most important step we can take to stop overshooting and live within the limits of our planet is to reduce humanity's carbon footprint.
The usage of fossil fuels is likely to be phased out far before 2050, according to these bold actions.Many of us will live to see that unfold in the following 28 years.
By 421 parts per million or 50% above pre-industrial levels, carbon dioxide reached its peak for 2022, according to measurements made at NOAA's Mauna Loa Atmospheric Baseline Observatory in May.
Some believe that passing the 400 ppm mark signifies that we have officially entered the "Anthropocene," a time when humans are exerting significant and long-lasting effects on the environment. By 2040, it is anticipated to reach 450 ppm. This demonstrates that increasing sequestration while reducing carbon emissions from fossil fuels is necessary.
A temperature increase of 3 to 7 degrees Celsius is anticipated due to each country's pledges, which is greater than the 2-degree limit or "global guardrail" accepted by the accord. Countries must submit new emission reduction objectives every five years according to the final agreement. Whether this crucial need will be enough to prompt further action is still up in the air.
Our role as Carbon footprint Consultancy
Because of the rising concern over the effects of climate change and the role that carbon emissions play as a contributing factor, Agile Advisors, a carbon footprint consultancy, is working on "carbon footprint" projects to determine their contributions to the global warming problem.
We can analyze their carbon footprints with the help of the protocol definitions for carbon registers. Although the extent of these standards varies, we usually advise focusing less on supply chain emissions and more on calculating solely direct emissions from purchased energy. On the other hand, strategies based on specific environmental life-cycle assessment techniques are available to track total emissions throughout the supply chain. Experience suggests that adhering to narrowly defined estimation protocols will typically produce significant underestimations of the carbon emissions for providing goods and services.
How can we assist?
According to the needs of your business, we Agile Advisors, a Carbon footprint Consultancy offer a thorough service. Our engineers examine the carbon impact of a particular project or your entire company concerning energy. We also highlight additional economic prospects brought on by the transition to a low-carbon economy.
Examples of the assistance we can provide for your company include:
• Individual project assessments of energy efficiency and renewable energy
• Individual project assessments of product innovation
• Cost-benefit analysis
• Monitoring and managing energy we will find areas for cost savings and ways for your company to capitalize on low-carbon potential.