The GEAR members Ángela García, Jorge Zafrilla, and Fabio Monsalve, in collaboration with Enrique Gilles, researcher at @CESA_edu, have recently published in the Journal of Cleaner Production the paper entitled: “Measuring a university’s environmental performance: A standardized proposal for carbon footprint assessment”.
This paper explores the role of organizations fighting climate change and offers a standardized and refined model to assess the direct and indirect carbon footprint embodied in the organization’s activity. In the analyzed case, a Colombian University, results show how more than 94% of total emissions are indirect. Computing indirect emissions along the global value chains are crucial for an effective fight against global warming.
members Luis A. López, María Ángeles Cadarso, Jorge Zafrilla, and Guadalupe
Arce have recently published their last contribution in the prestigious journal
entitled “The carbon footprint of the U.S. multinationals’ foreign affiliates”
presents a novel and insightful contribution in the field of environmental
economics. Among other relevant results, the activity of the U.S.
multinationals foreign affiliates accounts for more than 0.5 GtCO2 in global
terms. More than 1.5% of global emissions. If foreign U.S. multinationals’ activity
would be cataloged as a country, it would be ranked the 12th top
emitter in the world.
implications behind the results of the paper are clear. Multinational
enterprises need to be a part of the solution in the fight against climate
change reducing the environmental pressure within their operations and supply
chains. A more environmentally sustainable choice of suppliers, the reduction
in the use of energy and materials intensive inputs and the technology
transfers to affiliates, are some of the key decisions that headquarters have
to take into consideration.
paper in a great journal!
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was supported by the Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (ECO2016–78938-R)
and by the “Plan Propio de Investigación” of the University of Castilla-La