Mitigation actions are actions that aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, in order to slow or stop global climate change.
For mitigation actions to be successful, we must first understand what GHGs we are emitting, how much of these gases we are emitting, and where exactly they are coming from. We can do this by calculating and understanding our carbon footprint.
What is a carbon footprint?
A carbon footprint is a measure of the amount of greenhouse gases released to the atmosphere as a result of certain activities. We can calculate the carbon footprint of pretty much anything; countries, cities, organisations, individuals, projects, products and more.
A carbon footprint is measured in units of million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (MtCO2e).