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6roucho

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Carbonfile
« on: June 25, 2018, 12:15:27 PM »
Hi y'all,

I've recently become involve in a project to implement a GHG inventory in the blockchain, based on the concepts and language of ISO 14064.

www.carbonfile.com

The idea is that it'll be free for private use, including scientific use. We'll charge willing corporations something for verified membership [meaning public results] and that'll hopefully pay for the project.

I'd really appreciate any ideas from the citizen-scientists here about how to make it the *most useful*.

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Re: Carbonfile
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2018, 12:47:55 PM »
Is it like a carbon footprint calculator? And also for private individuals, or only for companies?
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Re: Carbonfile
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2018, 04:09:34 PM »
Neven,

An inventory records emissions to the atmosphere and removals from the atmosphere to sinks [such as storage in forests, vegetation, and soils] of all the greenhouse gases [Carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, ozone, chlorofluorocarbons and hydrofluorocarbons]. It's a more formal expression of a carbon footprint.

This service is for anyone to use, but only people and enterprises we've verified will be published online, otherwise people could game the results. Scientists could use the service to make a permanent record of their research findings. We hope to move towards an interesting, aggregate ledger in the blockchain.

Most countries publish inventories, so we'll be grabbing those and publishing them.

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Re: Carbonfile
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2018, 06:46:40 PM »
Actually, thinking more about Neven’s questions: an inventory for a person or household would probably be overkill. People have a carbon footprint. Inventories are really for industry, and informing public policy. But the system could have a place for carbon footprints. It’d be quite informative (and fun) to put your footprint in the blockchain, for future generations to see.

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Re: Carbonfile
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2018, 12:00:59 PM »
With all our cumulative carbon footprints, let's hope there will be future generations.  :(