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  • Published: Nov 3rd, 2008
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Carbon footprints one step closer

The meat industry has moved one step closer to carbon footprinting thanks to the launch of a new standard by Defra, BSI British Standards and the Carbon Trust.
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Carbon footprint standard launched

Businesses will be able to more accurately measure the carbon footprint of their goods and services with a new standard launched by BSI British Standards, the Carbon Trust and the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).
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Carbon footprint standard for all products drawn up by Government

The world’s first standard to measure the carbon footprint of every product in our shops will be launched tomorrow by the Government in an effort to end the continuing confusion over “eco-labels”.
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Offsetting CO2 Emissions Partially Ineffective: Friends of the Earth

Environmentalists from Friends of the Earth (FOE) claim that offsetting carbon emissions is not very a useful strategy if one considers the bigger picture of tackling climate change.

Friends of the Earth Says Carbon Offsetting Ineffective

Although the charity did accept the role of offsetting in the shift towards a low-carbon economy, it was still skeptical about its overall effectiveness in emissions reductions. An FOE representative further added that offsetting may even encourage people to carry on with their emission-generating activities, as they may deem it sufficient to offset emissions rather than cut them.

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