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A metric measure used to compare the emissions from different greenhouse gases based upon their global warming potential (GWP). The carbon dioxide equivalent for a gas is derived by multiplying the tons of the gas by its associated GWP. In ARCHIBUS, total emissions is expressed as MTCO2 that is calculated by adding the metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions with the metric ton carbon dioxide equivalents for methane and nitrous oxide.
Total Emissions (MTCO2) = Emissions MTCO2+ CH4 Emissions (MTCO2 Eq.) + N2O Emissions (MTCO2 Eq.):