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carbon footprint

A measure of the total set of greenhouse gas emissions, usually expressed in terms of the amount of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2 equivalent), that is directly and indirectly produced by the activities of individuals, households, populations, governments, businesses, organizations or service sectors, or accumulated over a product life cycle.
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  • carbon inventory
  • carbon accounting
  • carbon footprinting
  • climate change footprint
  • energy footprint
  • greenhouse gas inventory
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