Calculating Green House Gas Emissions as an Effort of Climate Change Mitigation
Keywords:Greenhouse Gases, Climate Change, Green Campus. Environmental Knowledge
Based on the SNC (Second National Communication) scenario the emission rate in Indonesia would expected to increase from 1.72 Gton of CO2e in 2000 to 2.95 Gton of CO2e in 2020 (RAN-GRK, 2010). The University of Indonesia has been implementing the Green Campus policy, one of which being to evaluate the use of electricity in order to reduce GHG emissions. The purpose of the present study was to determine the amount of greenhouse gas emissions of the scope two generated by the activities of the University of Indonesiaâ€™s campus. The study was conducted by calculating the amount of greenhouse gases generated by the activities of the University of Indonesiaâ€™s campus at Depok. Calculation results indicated that the GHGs generated by the use of electricity in 2010 amounted to 15,681 tons. In 2011, 17,984 tons of CO2e were generated, an increase compared to that of 2010. Results of GHG normalization according to the student number and the building area showed a great variation in GHGs between the Natural Science Faculty and the Social Science Faculty. The former tended to produce more GHGs than the latter. In conclusion, there was an increasing trend in GHG emissions in the University of Indonesia, in which the Natural Sciences Faculty showed higher GHG emissions than those of the Social Sciences Faculty.
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