Authors: Uroš LUIN, Franka CEPAK,Borut POLJŠAK
Corresponding author: Borut POLJŠAK
Type of paper: Professional paper
Issue: Volume 3 | number 2 – 2009
Abstract: Carbon footprint is a calculating operation, which is used to calculate the volume of the produced greenhouse gases in CO2 equivalents for a particular activity to be carried out on our planet. From the 18th century up to 2005, the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere increased by 35 % (from 280 ppm to 380 ppm), showing a progressive upward trend in recent decades. The permissible annual emission of greenhouse gases (GHG), which nature can still neutralize, is around 2 tons of CO2 equivalents per capita on the planet. In Slovenia, the GHG emission is 10 tons of CO2 per capita per year. Port of Koper implemented the port and logistics services and the trans-shipment in 2008 was 16.050.448 tons. Overall calculated level of emissions of CO2 equivalents in 2008 was 43.009 tons. In 2008 the overall amount of GHG in the port, taking into account the simulated planed reduction measures, was about 32.000 tons of CO2 equivalents or around 25 % less emission than in the current situation. Emissions would be much lower if the electricity in Slovenia was produced more eco-efficiently (up to 65 % lower emissions comparing to simulated reduction).