Academy of Strategic Management Journal (Print ISSN: 1544-1458; Online ISSN: 1939-6104)


Estimation of the Carbon Footprint of the Local Educational Management Unit-Leoncio Prado, Peru

Author(s): Abby Da Cruz, Patricia Natividad, Eveling Daza, Steve Camargo, Nadia Balbin, Rubén Manturano, Rene Calderon, Giovanna Torres, Nilo Velasquez

This research objective is to estimate the carbon footprint of the Local Educational Management Unit - Leoncio Prado in Peru, from the city's activities and sources of greenhouse gas emissions. The study bases on the methodology of the "Greenhouse Gas Protocol" and the "Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard," using the emission factors of the "Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)." The study identified fuel consumption (Scope 1), electricity consumption (Scope 2), land travel, water consumption, and paper consumption (Scope 3). Finding that in 2018 Scopes 1 and 2 were given the highest values, being 34.65 tons of CO2 eq of emissions, and 361.95 tons of CO2 eq of emissions, respectively and for Scope 3, recorded a higher value in 2015, with 80.72 tons of CO2 eq of emissions. The result of the total carbon footprint obtained, where the year 2018 recorded a higher value of 505.24 tons of CO2 eq of emissions, and it was determined, for the year 2019, a per capita carbon footprint of 4.77 tons of CO2 eq/person.

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