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Carbon Footprint - A Definition & Why Measurement Matters

Defining "Carbon Footprint"

Carbon footprint is the amount of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and specifically carbon dioxide (CO2) generated or emitted by activity (like travel, transportation, or using energy) during a given time period. Carbon footprint is the most common measurement category when talking about environmental footprint or climate change, and is typically measured in pounds, kilograms, or tons (often abbreviated MT for metric tons) of CO2. Growth of atmospheric CO2 from burning fossil fuels is the single largest scientifically recognized contributor to climate change, global warming, and biodiversity loss.

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