Standardized tool to calculate Carbon Footprint in Ports
One of the main environmental concerns in recent years in ports is carbon dioxide emissions generated by different activities in these areas which lead to Climate Change. The topic of Climate Change in the maritime industry is getting more critical every day. In order to calculate, control and reduce CO2 emissions and Climate change effects in ports, a tool has been specifically designed so that port authorities can calculate their Carbon Footprint and report it accordingly. This is a practicable, user-friendly and free available tool. The completion of this excel based tool is expected to be around 20 minutes (if data are available) and it is divided into three steps: Step 1: General data such as the port name, the country and the port total cargo are required. Step 2: The port should select the different scopes to be included in the calculation and the required data should be filled in order to get the final result. Step 3: By pressing the result button, a report is produced with the total CO2 equivalent emissions, CO2 equivalent by total cargo and capacity of the port (Carbon Footprint) as well as CO2 equivalent emissions by scope. This report can be saved as a pdf file. If data are not available for some of the sources or if the issues or activities are not applicable to a particular port, it is not necessary to fill the boxes. The program will work in any case and the user can continue filling the rest of the tool. This tool is totally confidential. Please download the tool with its guidelines and video instructions from the link below. Once you have unzipped the three files, you should save all them together in a folder in your computer. When clicking the excel sheet you should enable edition and you can start with your calculation. Standardized tool to calculate Carbon Footprint in ports