Green Investment Ltd. has been developing the calculation of the carbon footprint, based on an inventory of emissions using emission factors calculated for Bolivia in relation to: energy consumption, waste, transport and other variables on which organizations generate greenhouse gases. A carbon footprint is the total of greenhouse gas (GHG) emitted directly or indirectly by an individual, organization, event or product (UK Carbon Trust 2008). This environmental impact is measured by undertaking a GHG emissions inventory according to recognized international standards such as ISO 14064, PAS 2050 and GHG Protocol among others. The carbon footprint is measured in tonnes of CO2 equivalent (CO2e or CO2eq). Now when the organization knows the size of the footprint, Green Investment Ltda. can cooperate in the implementation of a project or strategy to reduce and /or offset emissions through various programs, public or private, making the organization as a Carbon Neutral.
The Water Footprint is the total volume of freshwater used to produce the goods and services by a company, or consumed by an individual or community. The use of water is measured in the volume of water consumed, evaporated or contaminated, either per unit of time for individual and community. The water footprint can be calculated for any defined group of consumers or producers. The water footprint is a geographically explicit indicator, not only showing volumes of water use and pollution, but also the locations.
The Ecological Footprint is a measure of human demand on the Earth's ecosystems. It is a standardized measure of demand for natural capital that may be contrasted with the planet's ecological capacity to regenerate. It represents the amount of biologically productive land and sea area necessary to supply the resources a human population consumes, and to assimilate associated waste.