Definition of 'carbon footprint'
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The overall carbon footprint from such imports is significantly higher than would be the case from domestically produced shale gas. Times, Sunday Times (2016)First, it reduces our carbon footprint. Computing (2010)The scheme requires about 5,000 large organisations to report annually on their energy use and to buy carbon allowances in line with their carbon footprints. Computing (2010)Plus, there's the carbon footprint to think about. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Meanwhile, solar panels on the roof minimise the hotel's carbon footprint. Times, Sunday Times (2017)But what would happen if that gaze turned to the IT industry, and asked us what we are doing to reduce our carbon footprint? Computing (2010)What about the tricky issue of carbon footprints? Times, Sunday Times (2006)It is justice that demands that we reduce our carbon footprints to zero. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)We have an expensive and insecure system that makes little impact on our true carbon footprint. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The quickest and easiest way to reduce our carbon footprint is through energy efficiency. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Our carbon footprint is different from going into a normal shop. Times, Sunday Times (2009)None of us thought for a moment about our carbon footprint. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Another short hop meant another half tonne of carbon dioxide weighing down our carbon footprint. Times, Sunday Times (2007)And all the while leaving no hint of a carbon footprint. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Its aim was to shrink their carbon footprints by differing amounts in different ways according to different timetables. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It makes you want to put two fingers up to the politicians and run right over their carbon footprint. The Sun (2007)This could save huge quantities of nitrogen fertiliser and thus reduce humanity's carbon footprint. Times, Sunday Times (2012)In keeping with modern times, they will also be learning how to reduce their carbon footprint. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Here are some tips to help you to use e-mail to build better business relationships and reduce the carbon footprint. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Making a few journeys by bike instead of car is a good way to reduce your carbon footprint and at the same time shed excess weight. Times, Sunday Times (2008)We all want to reduce our carbon footprints, don't we? Times, Sunday Times (2007)Homeowners are environmentally aware, it says - but unwilling to reduce their carbon footprint. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He added takers'will be able to reduce their carbon footprint and keep down fuel costs '. The Sun (2008)Inevitably, the numbers cannot be precise, but they give a reasonable indication of the carbon footprint of each household. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Translations for 'carbon footprint'
British English: carbon footprint /ˈkɑːbən ˈfʊtˌprɪnt/ NOUN
Your carbon footprint is a measure of the amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere by your activities over a particular period.
We all need to look for ways to reduce our carbon footprint.
- American English: carbon footprint
- Arabic: بَصْمَةٌ كَرْبُونِيَّة
- Brazilian Portuguese: rastro de carbono meio ambiente
- Chinese: 碳足迹
- Croatian: ugljični otisak
- Czech: uhlíková stopa
- Danish: CO2-udslip
- Dutch: koolstofvoetafdruk
- European Spanish: huella de carbono
- Finnish: hiilijalanjälki
- French: bilan de CO2
- German: CO2-Bilanz
- Greek: αποτύπωμα άνθρακα
- Italian: impronta al carbonio
- Japanese: カーボンフットプリント
- Korean: 탄소 배출량
- Norwegian: karbonfotavtrykk
- Polish: emisja związków węgla
- European Portuguese: pegada de carbono meio ambiente
- Romanian: emisii de dioxid de carbon
- Russian: углеродный след
- Spanish: secuela en el medio ambiente
- Swedish: kolavtryck
- Thai: คาร์บอนที่แต่ละคนใช้ในชีวิตประจำวันส่งไปในบรรยากาศของโลก
- Turkish: karbon ayak izi
- Ukrainian: вуглецевий слід
- Vietnamese: lượng CO2 thải ra trong một khoảng thời gian nhất định
Definition of carbon footprint from the Collins English Dictionary
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