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ERIC Number: EJ1072762
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1467-6370
Advancing Grassroots Climate Change Awareness in Botswana: BCA Campus Greenhouse Gas Baseline Inventory
Batisani, Nnyaladzi; Ndiane, Abijah
International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, v15 n3 p304-313 2014
Purpose: This paper aims to report on the results of a case study in Botswana, aimed at raising awareness on climate issues. Higher-education institutions play a leading role in sustainability efforts, as their research role often lays the groundwork for social transformation. Design/methodology/approach: The Clean Air-Cool Planet (CACP) campus calculator was used to calculate emissions from various sections within the college. Findings: Total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the college is 3,432.66 metric tons CO[subscript 2]e resulting in per capita GHG emissions of 3.20 metric tons CO[subscript 2]e, which is high compared to other universities. Options for reducing emissions are proposed. Practical implications: The procedure in carrying out the study provided learners with an opportunity to appreciate emissions from developing countries and also gain technical skills in conducting a GHG inventory. It also sensitized campus administrators about the scale of emissions and possible ways of reducing them. Originality/value: This paper is original in that it provides campus greenhouse inventory within a developing country, a unique undertaking. Furthermore, it highlights the fact that developing countries also produce significant emissions, hence the need for mitigation measures.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Botswana
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