The carbon footprint

Temperature is the main climate indicator. The average temperature in the world and how it changes throughout the year have an important determining effect on people's lifestyle, the types of crops they can grow, and the infrastructure of cities and towns.
Today, there is a steady trend towards an increase in the amount of waste, an annual increase in energy consumption, and resources such as oil, coal and gas are burned for its production, which in turn leads to an increase in greenhouse gas emissions.
The carbon footprint of a product is the sum of greenhouse gas emissions and uptake over the entire life cycle of a product. The main stages of the product life cycle are the extraction and transportation of raw materials and energy, production, transportation, operation and disposal of products. Greenhouse gases can be released and absorbed at almost every stage of a product's existence.
What is the purpose of estimating the carbon footprint of products?
The carbon footprint of a product makes it possible to better assess the situation with greenhouse gas emissions throughout the life of the product, i.e. to assess the contribution of each stage of the product life cycle to the total greenhouse emissions. Also, knowing the volume of GHG emissions at each stage of the life cycle, we can develop measures aimed at reducing greenhouse emissions. To achieve these goals, it is necessary to have a clear understanding and separation of processes by stages of the product life cycle.
How to calculate the carbon footprint:
The methodology for calculating the carbon footprint of products is regulated by the state standard R ISO 14067-2021 Greenhouse gases. Requirements and guidelines for quantification.
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