Student Independent Projects Environmental Studies 2012: Creating Effective University Carbon Inventories: Best

Reagan, Bekah (2012) Student Independent Projects Environmental Studies 2012: Creating Effective University Carbon Inventories: Best. Research Report. Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Universities have a special capacity and responsibility to address climate change and this paper focuses on carbon inventories as an important tool for reducing emissions on university campuses. I first describe carbon inventories then analyze three universities that have already developed sustainability action and baseline inventories: Dalhousie University, Mount Allison University, and the University of Victoria. From the case studies, I identify and discuss six conditions important for the successful implementation of carbon inventories. Finally, the case study findings are applied to Grenfell Campus and a carbon inventory implementation plan is proposed for this institution. The paper draws on qualitative Methodologies (interviews and case studies) using the theoretical frame work of ecological economics and the concepts of externalities, sustainable development, and policy instruments.

Item Type: Report (Research Report)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/12070
Item ID: 12070
Department(s): Grenfell Campus > Division of Social Science > Environmental Studies
Grenfell Campus > Division of Social Science > Environmental Studies
Date: 2012
Date Type: Submission

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