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The main categories

When you select the data display mode: "all", you are shown 12 "level 1" categories.

The first three "scope 1" categories propose emission factors for calculating the direct GHG emissions generated by the activity of an organization or a territory. As well as these direct emissions, the emission factors for the "fuels" category take into account the upstream part of the use of fuels (extraction, processing, refining, transport and distribution). This upstream part corresponds to category 8 of the GHG inventory. It has been added here so as not to duplicate the emission factors for fuels.

The following two categories - "scope 2" - propose the emission factors for calculating the emissions associated with the consumption of electricity and heat. Just as for fuels, the emission factors for electricity in France: "electricity > electric mix > France" are divided into two categories: "combustion in the plant" and "upstream", corresponding to categories 6 and 8 respectively of the GHG inventory. For the other regulations, this distinction per category is of no importance.

The five categories designated"scope 3" propose emission factors for calculating the indirect GHG emissions for an organization.

The GWP category proposes the GWP over 100 years for the different greenhouse gases.

The territorial statistics category proposes general data that may be useful as part of territorial GHG inventory.


Organization GHG inventory categories

As part of an Organization GHG inventory, the following diagram proposes a procedure for use of the the Base Carbone® data. The icons are those of the categories in the Base.

It should be noted that it is also possible to use the emission factors for the "passenger transport" and "goods transport" categories for calculating category "2: Mobile sources of combustion". For this, you need to look at the "combustion" line for these emission factors.



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