Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “carbon footprint”

See all translations

carbon footprint

noun [C]
 
 
ENVIRONMENT, SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY a measurement of the amount of carbon dioxide produced by the activities of a person, company, organization, etc.: The four main areas that determine your carbon footprint are electricity usage, oil or natural gas usage, car mileage, and airplane trips. We have partnered with nearby farms, hoping to reduce the carbon footprint of our delivery trucks.
Translations of “carbon footprint”
in Chinese (Traditional) 碳足跡(個人活動所產生的二氧化碳的份量)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 碳足迹(个人活动而产生的二氧化碳气体的排放量)…
(Definition of carbon footprint from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of carbon footprint?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “carbon footprint” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

cold snap

a short period of cold weather

Word of the Day

Cleavage proves divisive in Cambridge’s words of 2014

by Alastair Horne,
December 19, 2014
​​​​ Other dictionaries may choose faddish novelties as their words of the year, but here at Cambridge, we like to do something different. We look for the words that have seen sudden surges in searches over the course of the year – words that have been baffling users of English and driven them

Read More 

cinderella surgery noun

December 15, 2014
cosmetic surgery to the feet We have all heard of people having nose jobs, boob jobs and liposuction – but now a new trend growing in popularity in America: Cinderella surgery.

Read More