Limpopo Transborder Programme
PDF Print E-mail

Footprint - Carbon emissions calculator

It is widely recognized that human-induced emissions of GHGs are mainly responsible for the earth’s current above normal changes in weather conditions (Global warming and Climate Change).

The burning of fossil fuels to provide the energy and services we use every day has been recently classified by technical literature in three main groups of GHGs emission’s causes: Scopes 1 (Fuel), Scope 2 (Energy), Scope 3 (Commuting, business travels, waste, and other activities).




Carbon offsets enable individuals and businesses to mitigate and reduce the CO2 emissions equivalent (FOOTPRINT) they are responsible for, through three main OFFSETS projects’ typologies:

  • renewable energy projects
  • energy efficiency projects
  • reforestation projects



Our Programme,  through the scientific research of  CETAMB*, has studied and developed a tool to calculate the FOOTPRINT of office-based projects:

• we can estimate the Kg of CO2 e. produced by our organization & activities
• we can mitigate our CARBON FOOTPRINT , identifying,  supporting and promoting OFFSETS projects of carbon sequestration, renewable  energy and  energy efficiency in TFCAs.

Together with local institutions and partners, the Limpopo Transboundary Programme is endorsing the creation of a TRUST, in order to gather and commit the most active regional actors to indentify and adopt local OFFSETS projects, specifically designed for sensible and poor areas of Southern Africa, where they will not only generate carbon compensation but will directly support the livelihood of local communities, thanks to relevant sustainable activities of natural resource management required by the project.

Being Africa recently recognized as the most vulnerable continent to Climate Change and keeping in mind that “There is no Planet B”, the Programme is willing to invite any private or public subject to know, calculate, disclose and compensate their carbon footprint together with us!








OUR FOOTPRINT FOOTPRINT_LOG6_final January-December 2010 in South Africa