Carbon Footprint Measurement and Management: Case Study of the School Forest Enterprise

Pavla Kubová, Miroslav Hájek, Viktor Třebický

Abstract


This paper applies a corporate accounting standard approach for measuring greenhouse gas emissions for a particular entity, the GHG Protocol, for a specific type of company in the primary sector. The main goal was to measure the total carbon footprint and carbon balance of the School Forest Enterprise of the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague. The total carbon footprint for Scope 1, Scope 2, and Scope 3 of the forestland managed by the SFE in 2017 was 686 t CO2-eq or 3.5 t/employee, and 3.8 CZK/1000 CZK of turnover or 99 kg CO2-eq/ha. These findings suggested a specific role of forest management in terms of climate change, where, in contrast with other companies in the secondary and tertiary spheres, the sinks outweigh the greenhouse gas production.

Keywords


Carbon footprint; Climate change; Forestry enterprise; Life cycle sustainability assessment

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