Contact: Kevin Krajick
The Earth Institute at Columbia University
Caption: A new methodology allows companies to determine carbon footprints and 'hotspots' where impacts are particularly high, across thousands of products simultaneously. Shown here, examples of carbon emissions by weight, broken down by stages of the supply chain for individual products as well as by brands and countries.
Credit: Christoph Meinrenken, Earth Institute
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