Climate Change & Carbon

Carbon Footprinting

A carbon footprint is a picture of the overall greenhouse gas emissions of a product over its lifecycle. The accounting begins with emissions associated with extracting or growing raw materials and ends with the emissions associated with reusing or disposing of the product. NCASI has developed a number of carbon footprinting tools and has authored several publication applying carbon footprinting to industry-relevant issues, including undertaking industry-wide footprints. These resources can help our Member Companies communicate with stakeholders regarding the carbon resources used and/or stored in the production of forest products.