How was the carbon metric developed?

The technical report documents how the carbon metric was created and what it measures

It contains information on:

  • The purpose of the carbon metric
  • The development process of phase two of the carbon metric
  • How the carbon metric aligns with other carbon accounting initiatives in Scotland
  • How and why environmental impacts are measured
  • What emissions are included and excluded from the carbon metric
  • The data sources and quality of the data for both waste and carbon sources
  • Limitations of the dataset
  • A summary of the national results for 2011
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