Global Sustainability Accounting: Developing EXIOBASE for Multi-Regional Footprint Analysis

Richard Wood, Konstantin Stadler, Tatyana Bulavskaya, Stephan Lutter, Stefan Giljum, Arjan de Koning, Jeroen Kuenen, Helmut Schütz, José Acosta-Fernández, Arkaitz Usubiaga, Moana Simas, Olga Ivanova, Jan Weinzettel, Jannick Højrup Schmidt, Stefano Merciai, Arnold Tukker

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Measuring progress towards sustainable development requires appropriate frameworks and databases. The System of Environmental-Economic Accounts (SEEA) is undergoing continuous refinement with these objectives in mind. In SEEA, there is a need for databases to encompass the global dimension of societal metabolism. In this paper, we focus on the latest effort to construct a global multi-regional input−output database (EXIOBASE) with a focus on environmentally relevant activities. The database and its broader analytical framework allows for the as yet most detailed insight into the production-related impacts and “footprints” of our consumption. We explore the methods used to arrive at the database, and some key relationships extracted from the database.
Udgave nummer1
Sider (fra-til)138-163
Antal sider25
StatusUdgivet - 2015
Udgivet eksterntJa