Greenhouse gas inventories and disclosure of these emissions are an important tool in providing the decision support for developing and implement meaningful mitigation strategies. Aarhus University’s 2022 emissions inventory has developed on previous inventories with a refined method, reflecting the academic discourse in this space, while following the guidelines of the GHG Protocol. This report includes process based methods, which result in 24,782.3 tCO2e across scope 1, 2 and 3, with the exception of 3.1 purchased goods and services, and 3.2 capital goods. Spend based approaches were used in place of process based for scope 3.1 and 3.2, using EXIOBASE, and result in 50,0017.7 tCO2e. Since the two approaches answer different questions, they cannot be summed, although individually present relevant foundation for defining a decarbonization plan for Aarhus University. AU should work to improve the quality of Scope 3 data.
|Scientific Report from DCE - Danish Centre for Environment and Energy