Carbon Footprint

Topics: Carbon dioxide, Greenhouse gas, Carbon footprint Pages: 122 (25321 words) Published: July 27, 2013
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NAME: SURVI RATHI ROLL NO: 68 COURSE: BBA SEMESTER: FIFTH (5th) SUPERVISOR: MR. TAPOBRATA RAY TITLE: CARBON FOOTPRINT DATE: 6 DECEMBER, 2012

Dissertation submitted in partial fulfilment of The requirements of the Graduate Degree in

BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (HONOURS) J.D. BIRLA INSTITUTE

At the JADAVPUR UNIVERSITY IN KOLKATA

    

 

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To, The Controller of Examination, Jadavpur University, Kolkata.

Respected sir, This research work has been done by me and is an original work. The references used have been mentioned in the bibliography. This research is partial fulfilment of the requirement for the BBA degree to be awarded by Jadavpur University.

Thanking you. Yours faithfully,

(SURVI RATHI)

    

 

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DECLARATIONS

To include plagiarism and ethical issues and word count is a formal requirement. I declare the following: 1. That the material contained in this dissertation is the end result of my own work and that due acknowledgement has been given in the bibliography and references to all sources be they printed, electronic or personal. 2. The word count of this Dissertation is …23,469 (approx). 3. That unless this dissertation has been confirmed as confidential, I agree to an entire electronic copy or sections of the dissertation to being placed on the e-Learning Portal, if deemed appropriate, to allow future students the opportunity to see examples of past dissertations. I understand that if displayed on the e-Learning Portal it would be made available for no longer than five years and that student would be able to print off copies or download. The authorship would remain anonymous. 4. I agree to my dissertation being submitted to a plagiarism detection service, where it will be stored in a database and compared against work submitted from this or any other School or from other institutions using the service.

In the event of the service detecting a high degree of similarity between content within the service this will be reported back to my supervisor and second marker, who may decide to undertake further investigation that may ultimately lead to disciplinary actions, should instances of plagiarism be detected. I declare that ethical issues have been considered, evaluated and appropriately addressed in this research. SIGNED

SURVI RATHI (roll no: 68, 5th semester, 2012)

    

 

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

I, Survi Rathi, extend my deep sense of gratitude and indebtedness to the director of my institute, Dr. Asit Datta, for his initiative for the preparation of this project and providing me with this opportunity to analyse Carbon Footprint. I am grateful to my mentor, Mr. Tapobrata Ray, for his continuous guidance and support throughout the term paper. I would like to thank him for directing me and providing valuable suggestions on how to proceed with the term paper. I would also like to thank the Learning Resource Centre of J.D.Birla Institute for providing valuable sites, data, books, magazines and journals from which useful information were acquired. I would also like to thank my friends who have helped me a lot with continuous improvement tips in writing the term paper. Last but not the least, I would like to thank my Guardian and my pg mates, for being patient with me through the course of my work.

    

 

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ABSTRACT
The term ‘carbon footprint’ has become tremendously popular over the last few years and is now in widespread use across the media. With climate change high up on the political and corporate agenda, carbon footprint calculations are in strong demand. Numerous approaches have been proposed to provide estimates, ranging from basic online calculators to sophisticated life-cycle analysis or input-output-based methods and tools. Despite its ubiquitous use...
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