What is a carbon footprint?

A carbon footprint represents the amount of CO2 emissions that are created by a certain activity during a set period of time.

A carbon footprint represents the amount of CO2 emissions that are created by a certain activity during a set period of time. Carbon footprinting can be used to calculate and compare the carbon footprints of manufacturers, service providers, entire companies or private individuals. For instance, a footprint includes an end-to-end analysis of a product or service. The analysis takes into account the carbon emissions created by all raw materials, transports, production processes, usage and disposal of the product. 

The carbon footprint was developed based on the ecological footprint concept, which Wackernagel and Rees introduced in 1994. 

Source and others.: Lexikon der Nachhaltigkeit 

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