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Mit dem CO2-Rechner können Sie anhand der Verbrauchsdaten ermitteln wie viel CO2 Ihr Fahrzeug produziert. Berechnet werden der spezifische Wert der CO2-Emission in Gramm pro Kilometer oder als Masse des emittierten Gases bei einer gefahrenen Strecke. Bitte wählen Sie zunächst die Kraftstoffart Ihres Fahrzeuges Bitte den Verbrauch Ihres Fahrzeuges eingeben. - Als Ergebnis wird dann der Wert zur spezifischen CO2-Emission ausgegeben Mit einer Eingabe über gefahrene Kilometer wird auch die dabei produzierte Masse an CO2 angegeben Zur Orientierung sind nachfolgend typische Werte für verschiedene Fahrzeugklassen angegeben Hinweis: Diese Werte geben die beim Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt registrierten Ergebnisse aus den Verbrauchsmessungen im Standard-Fahrzyklus (ECE) wieder. Werte in der Praxis können erheblich davon abweichen. Fahrzeugklasse
Reduction of CO 2 emissions is of essential importance to controlling climate change and ensuring a liveable environment. Alfen B.V. subscribes to an ambitious environmental policy, aiming to contribute to reducing CO 2 emissions with its own, reality-based programme. For this purpose, an Action Plan was defined, allowing for significant CO 2 emission reductions during the period up to and including the year 2012. HThe Action Plan is an integral part of Alfen’s Energy Management System (EMS). The objectives affect all scopes and are periodically evaluated in order to allow for any corrections during realisation. In the case of corrections, the consequences to the operational management system must be tracked and recorded.
Alfen established its Carbon Footprint in 2009 and measured progress in 2010. The Carbon Footprint Analysis was conducted in accordance with the structure of the GHG (Greenhouse Gas) protocol. The organisation’s limits were selected on control approach basis. This means that within the analysis, the company’s sites, resources and employees were factored in. Establishing the organisation's limits also means identification of GHG emissions and absorption by the organisation’s activities, and categorising in direct emissions from burning raw materials, indirect emissions from power consumption, and other indirect emissions. This also involves determining which other indirect emissions are quantified and reported.
Climate Change As we live we use energy. Most of our energy is derived from burning fossil fuels. Unfortunately this process releases harmful Carbon Dioxide (CO 2 ) into the atmosphere and causes our earth to warm up. Green EU Initiative Europe's Energy Portal launched the Green EU Initiative.
Global-warming potential (GWP) is a relative measure of how much heat a greenhouse gas traps in the atmosphere. It compares the amount of heat trapped by a certain mass of the gas in question to the amount of heat trapped by a similar mass of carbon dioxide . A GWP is calculated over a specific time interval, commonly 20, 100 or 500 years. GWP is expressed as a factor of carbon dioxide (whose GWP is standardized to 1). For example, the 20 year GWP of methane is 72, which means that if the same mass of methane and carbon dioxide were introduced into the atmosphere, that methane will trap 72 times more heat than the carbon dioxide over the next 20 years. [ 1 ]
Greenwashing (a compound word modelled on " whitewash "), or "green sheen," [ 1 ] [ 2 ] is a form of spin in which green PR or green marketing is deceptively used to promote the perception that an organization's aims and policies are environmentally friendly . Whether it is to increase profits or gain political support, greenwashing may be used to manipulate popular opinion to support otherwise questionable aims. [ edit ] Usage
Carbon shifting is the tendency for an individual to increase carbon dioxide emissions in one area of their lifestyle as a result of reducing emissions elsewhere. ‘Carbon shifting’ might more accurately be termed ‘domestic carbon shifting’ to distinguish it from carbon leakage which has occasionally also been called carbon shifting. [ 1 ] Many attempts to encourage people to change aspects of their lifestyle and so reduce their carbon dioxide emissions make a virtue of the financial savings.
Carbon leakage occurs when there is an increase in carbon dioxide emissions in one country as a result of an emissions reduction by a second country with a strict climate policy. Carbon leakage may occur for a number of reasons: if the emissions policy of a country raises local costs, then another country with a more relaxed policy may have a trading advantage. If demand for these goods remains the same, production may move offshore to the cheaper country with lower standards, and global emissions will not be reduced. if environmental policies in one country add a premium to certain fuels or commodities, then the demand may decline and their price may fall.
Many nations save domestic water resources by importing water-intensive products and exporting commodities that are less water intensive. National water saving through the import of a product can imply saving water at a global level if the flow is from sites with relatively high water productivity (i.e. commodities with a small water footprint) to sites with low water productivity (commodities with a large water footprint). The total amount of water that would have been required in the importing countries if all imported agricultural products would have been produced domestically is 2407 billion m 3 /yr.
There is a relation between consumption by Dutch consumers and impacts on water systems elsewhere in the world. Many of the goods consumed in the Netherlands are not produced in the Netherlands, but abroad. Some of these goods, in particular agriculture-based products, require a lot of water during production. These water-intensive production processes are accompanied by impacts on the water systems at the various locations where the production processes take place. The total water footprint of the Netherlands is estimated to be about 2300 m 3 /yr/cap, of which 67% relates to the consumption of agricultural goods, 31% to the consumption of industrial goods, and 2% to domestic water use. About 89% of the water footprint of the Netherlands is external, whereas just 11% is internal.
Water use can mean the amount of water used by a household or a country, or the amount used for a given task or for the production of a given quantity of some product or crop. The term "water footprint" is often used to refer to the amount of water used by an individual, community, business, or nation. World water use has been growing rapidly in the last hundred years (see graph from New Scientist article [ 1 ] ).
International trade in food and other products implies international flows of virtual water. Virtual water is the water that is virtually embedded in traded commodities. It refers to the water footprint of a commodity in the place of production.
Why track resource consumption and natural capital? Local governments succeed by helping all their residents live fulfilling lives, both today and in the future. The availability of natural capital, nature’s ability to renew and provide resources and services, is not the only ingredient in this vision.
The international debt crisis that has roiled world markets in recent years has challenged long-held assumptions of how to best measure a country’s wealth and gage its economic stability. Monitoring social and economic variables alone, a growing number of investors now understand, is no longer enough to understand nations’ competitiveness. In a resource-constrained world, a critical component of economic success will be through careful biocapacity management. But until now there has been no methodology that enables credit rating agencies, investors and financial information providers to integrate such ecological data in their respective risk models. In October 2011, Global Footprint Network launched a two-year project with the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) and leading financial institutions to investigate the links between ecological and financial risks at the country level, and introduce more ecologically informed risk analysis into the market.
A carbon footprint has historically been defined by Championne as "the total sets of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions caused by an organization, event, product or person." [ 1 ]