THE INTERNATIONAL NETWORK OF CARBON FOOTPRINT COMMUNICATION PROGRAMMES

Several Carbon Footprint Communication Programmes are operating worldwide. Each of them have credibility and logo well known at national level. Their recognition decreases abroad due to the great presence of international environmental logos, having a variable level of credibility.

The aim of the Carbon Footprint International initiative is to create a network of several national Carbon Footprint Communication Programmes mutually recognized, because based on the same level of credibility, in terms of international standard adopted for Carbon Footprint quantification and verification.

Costa Rica’s National Carbon Neutrality Program (PPCN, for its Spanish name Programa País de Carbono Neutralidad) is an official mechanism for organizations, products, events and communities to join the country’s long-term decarbonization goal of having net zero emissions by 2050.

The resource centre for greenhouse gas accounting «Bilans GES» is the french platform created by ADEME to support organizations in the development of their low-carbon strategy. It brings together the Base Carbone®, the french database of emission factors, the platform for publishing organizations’ GHG assessments relating to current French GHG regulation and offers a multitude of documentary resources.

Carbon Footprint Italy is applicable both at product and organisation level. The programme includes a part dedicated to the carbon footprint quantification and one to the reduction of the footprint, named Carbon Reduction.

JEMAI CFP communication program aims to visualise “carbon-hotspots” in a product’s life cycle as well as promoting the communication between companies and consumers with a view to accelerate the move towards a low-carbon society.

Toitū Envirocare provides the Toitū carbonreduce and Toitū carbonzero certifications for organisations to measure, manage, reduce and optionally offset their carbon emissions. Achieving certification in either programme is internationally-recognised proof an organisation is positively contributing to the sustainability of our future, in accordance with international standards.

The “Huella de Carbono Perú” is a voluntary tool that operates through a digital platform administrated by the Ministry of Environment. This tool is applicable to public and private organizations and aims to facilitate the generation of information and monitoring of GHG including the establishment of a national carbon market.

The CFP Labeling system in Korea is applicable at the product level since 2009. CFP Labeling system consists of two steps : first carbon emission certificate and second low-carbon product certificate. More than 2,000 products are certified by the end of 2017.

In 2008, Taiwan’s Executive Yuan announced the Framework of Taiwan’s Sustainable Energy Policy, which would implement nationwide energy-saving and carbon-reduction policies with the goal of reducing daily per capita carbon emissions by one kilo. To this end, the Environmental Protection Administration developed a system to label domestic product with carbon footprint information.

Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization (TGO) in collaboration with the National Metal and Materials Technology Center, Thailand (MTEC), and the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) under the Ministry of Science and Technology, has promoted the development of the Carbon Footprint project. TGO has been established with a vision to garner effective management of Greenhouse Gas emissions.

The Climate Registry operates voluntary greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting programs that empower organizations to reduce their emissions by helping them measure their carbon footprints and stay on track to achieve their goals.