What is meant by Embedded Carbon Emissions?

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Elizabeth Joseph asked 3 months ago
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What is meant by Embedded Carbon Emissions?
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What is meant by Embedded Carbon Emissions?
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Understand the meaning of Embedded Carbon Emissions and learn about its significance in the global markets.
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Team GreenSutra® Staff answered 2 months ago

Embedded Carbon Emissions are carbon emissions that are emitted during the procurement, processing and distribution of goods.

In other words, the greenhouse gas emissions that are released into the atmosphere due to the procurement of raw materials, processing of raw materials into manufactured goods and transportation of goods to the end consumers is known as Embedded Carbon Emissions.

Embedded Carbon Emissions can also be referred to as Embodied Carbon Emissions.

They are usually expressed as CO₂e MT/MT ( Carbon Dioxide Equivalent in Metric Tonnes per Metric Tonnes of goods).