More than 60 people attend the seminar on carbon and water footprint applied to tourism and agro-food sectors

On Wednesday 10th April LEQUIA organised a seminar on carbon and water footprint. More than 60 people got together at the Science Park of University of Girona for going into detail on these two methodology tools and getting to know examples on their application to the tourism and agro-food sectors. The seminar was opened by the vicechancellor of research of UdG and Dr. Quim Comas, and brought together several experts from academic, business and public administration organisations.

 

Current concern about climate change and hydric resources availability, have led to a higher interest to identify and quantify greenhouse gas emissions and water consumption associated with a product or process. The seminar organised by LEQUIA on 10th April was focused on two methodology tools that have gained popularity during the past few years: the carbon footprint and the water footprint. Carbon footprint is a measure of direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions caused by a defined activity, process, organization or person. Water footprint is the total volume of freshwater consumed by the production of a defined good or service, the development of an activity, or by an individual consumer.

 

The seminar was held at the Auditori of Jaume Casademont building (Science Park of University of Girona) and is framed within the European project ECOTECH-SUDOE, which has LEQUIA as partner. The program included conferences on the application of carbon and water footprint to two relevant economic sectors in the Girona province: tourism and agro-food. More than 60 people attended the event, which brought together prestigious experts from academic, business and public administration organisations: Dr. Josep Enric Llebot (Secretary of Environment and Sustainability of the Catalan Government), Dr. Assumpció Antón (IRTA), Dr. Maite Aldaya (Observatorio del Agua), Ms. Maria Sevillanos (Matarromera group), Mr. José Luis de la Cruz (Observatorio de la Sostenibilidad en España), Ms Mònica Reyes (CETAQUA) and Dr. Quim Comas (LEQUIA, UdG).

 

 

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  • Date: 2013-04-17

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Laboratory of Chemical and Enviromental Engineering

Institut de Medi Ambient
Universitat de Girona
Campus Montilivi
17003 Girona

Parc Científic i Tecnològic de la UdG
Edifici Jaume Casademont, Porta B
Pic de Peguera, 15
17003 Girona
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