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The measurement, management and mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions are becoming increasing pertinent in the face of future climate change. Researchers in the Carbon Management Group are undertaking research into carbon footprinting and carbon sequestration, and their potential to aid future GHG management across all sectors.

The Carbon Management group is a team of academics, research staff and postgraduates from across the University of Southampton. The group's research is focussed finding practical, workable solutions for the management of GHG emissions in the public and private sectors across all scales from individuals to nations. Projects within the sub-theme have primarily focused on the measurement and management of GHG emissions from a range of sectors. These include currently researching carbon footprinting in cities and urban communities, the waste industry, the transport sector, the corporate sector and the maritime industry. Previous and on-going research includes a range of projects addressing the philosophical and methodological issues associated with GHG management, including: work to develop a cost-effective, practical and repeatable framework definition for a carbon footprint. Other projects include work across a range of sectors these include: i) developing carbon footprinting tools for cities, to help authorities make informed emissions reduction policy decisions; ii) critical evaluation of GHG management in the waste management sector, identifying the need for a sector specific standard; iii) multiple projects looking at the carbon footprinting of maritime transport; and iv) future investigation of  the potential different carbon sequestration techniques have in future management plans.

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