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Calculating Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Le calcul des émissions de gaz à effet de serre
To curb global warming, measurements are taken at various levels to gauge the production of greenhouse gas and its accumulation in the atmosphere. ©LIONEL BONAVENTURE / AFP

Over the past few years, stakeholders of every kind – regions, countries, companies, territories and private citizens – have been compiling a range of statistics on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, particularly those of CO2. These statistics are critical for conducting international climate negotiations and improving each nation's energy efficiency. The expansion of international trade, which has led to the increased fragmentation of production across borders, has made it more difficult to designate who is responsible for emissions.

Inventaires nationaux et empreintes carbone au niveau des pays

How are national and global greenhouse gas (ghg) Gas with physical properties that cause the Earth's atmosphere to warm up. There are a number of naturally occurring greenhouse gases... emissions calculated? It’s not so simple, because countries have widely divergent levels of development and differing statistical methods. In addition, they are highly interconnected due to the expansion of global trade, which makes it difficult to attribute emissions to each individual country.

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Le calcul des empreintes carbone individuelles et collectives

The quantification of greenhouse gas (ghg) Gas with physical properties that cause the Earth's atmosphere to warm up. There are a number of naturally occurring greenhouse gases... (GHG) emissions has become a standard practice among private citizens and businesses alike, as well as communities of all kinds. The process has grown increasingly complex and is subject to international and national standards, which means that evaluators need to acquire greater expertise to carry out their assessments effectively.

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