Programme 2022

Thursday, 12 May 2022, 5:00 pm

(Central European Time – CET, GMT+1)

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

“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


Thursday, 31 March 2022, 4:30 pm, 17:00

(Central European Time – CET, GMT+1)

Combining econometric and input-output methods to assess the regional impact of disasters: the case of red tides and tourism in Florida

“Disaster or hazard events can significantly reduce the attractiveness of a place and reduce tourism demand. The Red Tide event that began in October of 2017 and ended in January of 2019 limited access to marine and coastal recreational activities along the Gulf Coast of Florida and heavily impacted tourism demand for this area. Using microdata on Airbnb properties and water sample records, this work combines econometric methods and multi-regional input-output techniques to estimate the effects of this harmful algal bloom on the peer-to-peer accommodation market. We conclude that for each test detecting a significant concentration of the organism that causes the Red Tide events, the average price and the number of reservation days in Airbnb properties both decline. These declines represented a direct loss of approximately $70 million in the Airbnb market in Florida for 2018. In addition, many other activities are indirectly affected as tourist revenues decline. A multi-regional input-output model for Florida is employed to analyze the interdependencies between the tourism sectors and the broader regional economy. After combining micro- and macro-level modeling, our work concludes that the total economic impacts of the 2018 Red Tide event observed via the Airbnb market correspond to declines of $317 million in sales revenues, $197 in Gross Value Added and nearly 3,000 jobs. Due to interregional spillovers, 81% of the impacts on sales were felt in the Southwest Gulf Area and 19% in the rest of Florida.”

Combining econometric and input-output methods to assess the regional impact of disasters: the case of red tides and tourism in Florida

João-Pedro Ferreira, Food and Resource Economics Department, University of Florida - Professor