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Carbon Footprinting Guidance Document

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Carbon footprinting is used to determine emissions sources, track emission trends, and provide information needed to determine where ports can focus efforts to reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

A carbon footprint is the amount of GHG emissions an individual, organization or event directly or indirectly releases over a measured period.

Carbon Footprinting

Whether ports choose to monitor emissions associated with their landside operations or to extend their boundary to monitor emissions of ships and other equipment outside of their immediate boundaries, development of a carbon footprint will serve as a valuable tool to identify GHG emissions.

From there, a carbon management strategy can be created and implemented to reduce port GHG emissions.

The WPCI Carbon Footprinting Work Group released a Guidance Document that serves as a reference for ports looking to develop or improve their GHG emissions inventories.

For questions or comments about the Guidance Document, please contact Lisa Wunder at lwunder@portla.org.

Project Port: Port of Los Angeles

Participating Ports:Port of Amsterdam, Port of Antwerp, Finnish Port Association, International Association of Ports and Harbors, Port of Houston Authority, Port of Long Beach, Port Authority of New York/New Jersey, Port of Oakland, Port of Oslo, Port of Rotterdam Authority, Port of Seattle <br />

Presentations:

World Ports Climate Initiative Scope 1&2 CO2 Calculator - May 23, 2011
Lisa Wunder
Environmental Management Division
Port of Los Angeles

Carbon Footprinting Guidance Document - November 18-19, 2009
Ralph Appy, Ph.D.
Environmental Management Division Director
Port of Los Angeles

Greenhouse Gas Inventories - November 23-25, 2008
Lisa Wunder
Environmental Specialist
Port of Los Angeles

Developing a Carbon Footprint - July 9-11, 2008
Anne Sigrid Hamran
Port Director
Port of Oslo and Port of Rotterdam Authority