Title: Specification for the assessment of the life cycle greenhouse gas emissions of goods and services 
Resource Type: document --> standards and protocols 
Country: United Kingdom 
Year: 2008 
Availability: PAS 2050:2008 
Author 1/Producer: British Standards Institution- BSI 
Other Authors/Producers: Carbon Trust, department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs - Defra 
Author / Producer Type: Agency, regulator or other governmental or inter-governmental body 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://www.bsigroup.com/en/Standards-and-Publications/Indust ...  
Format (e.g. PDF): PDF 
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Wider impacts / sustainability-->Assessment tools
Short description: The world’s first standard to measure the greenhouse gases embedded in goods and services throughout their life cycle was launched yesterday by BSI British Standards, the Carbon Trust and the Environment Department (DEFRA) . The standard, known as PAS 2050, requires firms to calculate the greenhouse gas emissions embedded in products in a consistent way. It takes into account emissions generated from the sourcing of raw materials, during manufacturing and processing, during distribution, in the use-phase and on disposal. 
Link to Organisation(s): BSI British Standards Institution
Submitted By: Professor Paul Bardos WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 30/10/2008

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