Enabling place-based climate action to address consumption-based emissions: a project to calculate and disseminate local authority carbon footprints in the UK, Anne Owen

 

Enabling place-based climate action to address consumption-based emissions: a project to calculate and disseminate local authority carbon footprints in the UK

Thursday, 12 May 2022, 5:00 pm

 

 

“Over 300 local councils in the UK have declared a climate emergency and are taking action to report and reduce their emissions. Consumption-based emissions of greenhouse gasses in the UK are 1.6 times larger than territorial emissions. While consumption-based accounts (CBA) are reported at the national level, Local Authorities are blind to these due to lack of data. Consequently, they are also blind to the carbon and cost-effective mitigation options associated with CBA. This project unlocks these options by providing CBAs for every LA in the UK, calculated using a UK focussed MRIO database, household expenditure surveys, geodemographic classifications and other small area statistics.”

Enabling place-based climate action to address consumption-based emissions: a project to calculate and disseminate local authority carbon footprints in the UK

Anne Owen, Sustainability Research Institute, University of Leeds, UK - Professor

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