The Framework of the Integration of Carbon Footprint and Blockchain: Using Blockchain as a Carbon Emission Management Tool

  • Kun-Hsing LiuEmail author
  • Shih-Fang Chang
  • Wun-Hui Huang
  • I-Ching Lu


The carbon footprint is mainly produced by industrial activities such that how to manage the information to lower the carbon emission from supply chains is an essential issue. Blockchain can be viewed as a distributed and irreversible database that can assist stakeholders to trace and manage the carbon emission by realizing the carbon footprint. This paper thus devises a framework integrating carbon footprint and blockchain as an innovative carbon emission management tool. Using Taiwan as a base for discussion, we adopt the carbon footprint online database as an essential part of this framework. Two possible application scenarios using this framework discussed herein are the carbon footprint disclosure and the supply chain management.


Blockchain Carbon footprint Carbon emission management 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kun-Hsing Liu
    • 1
    Email author
  • Shih-Fang Chang
    • 2
  • Wun-Hui Huang
    • 1
  • I-Ching Lu
    • 1
  1. 1.Green Energy and Environment Research LaboratoriesIndustrial Technology Research InstituteHsinchuTaiwan
  2. 2.Computational Intelligence Technology CenterIndustrial Technology Research InstituteHsinchuTaiwan

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