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

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  • Richard Wood

    () (Industrial Ecology Programme, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim 7491, Norway)

  • Konstantin Stadler

    () (Industrial Ecology Programme, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim 7491, Norway)

  • Tatyana Bulavskaya

    () (Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO), Delft 2600, The Netherlands)

  • Stephan Lutter

    () (Department of Socioeconomics, Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), Vienna 1020, Austria)

  • Stefan Giljum

    () (Department of Socioeconomics, Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), Vienna 1020, Austria)

  • Arjan de Koning

    () (Institute of Environmental Sciences (CML), Leiden University, Leiden 2300 RA, The Netherlands)

  • Jeroen Kuenen

    () (Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO), Delft 2600, The Netherlands)

  • Helmut Schütz

    (Wuppertal Institute, Wuppertal 42103, Germany)

  • José Acosta-Fernández

    (Wuppertal Institute, Wuppertal 42103, Germany)

  • Arkaitz Usubiaga

    () (Wuppertal Institute, Wuppertal 42103, Germany)

  • Moana Simas

    () (Industrial Ecology Programme, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim 7491, Norway)

  • Olga Ivanova

    () (Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO), Delft 2600, The Netherlands)

  • Jan Weinzettel

    () (Industrial Ecology Programme, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim 7491, Norway
    Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Department of Electro-technology, Czech Technical University in Prague, Technická 2166 27 Praha, Czech Republic)

  • Jannick H. Schmidt

    () (2.-0 LCA consultants, Aalborg 9000, Denmark)

  • Stefano Merciai

    () (2.-0 LCA consultants, Aalborg 9000, Denmark)

  • Arnold Tukker

    () (Industrial Ecology Programme, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim 7491, Norway
    Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO), Delft 2600, The Netherlands
    Institute of Environmental Sciences (CML), Leiden University, Leiden 2300 RA, The Netherlands)

Abstract

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.

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  • Richard Wood & Konstantin Stadler & Tatyana Bulavskaya & Stephan Lutter & Stefan Giljum & Arjan de Koning & Jeroen Kuenen & Helmut Schütz & José Acosta-Fernández & Arkaitz Usubiaga & Moana Simas & Olg, 2014. "Global Sustainability Accounting—Developing EXIOBASE for Multi-Regional Footprint Analysis," Sustainability, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 7(1), pages 1-26, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:gam:jsusta:v:7:y:2014:i:1:p:138-163:d:44019
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    Keywords

    multi-regional input-output analysis; sustainability accounting; environmental footprints;

    JEL classification:

    • Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics
    • Q0 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - General
    • Q2 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation
    • Q3 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Nonrenewable Resources and Conservation
    • Q5 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics
    • Q56 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Environment and Development; Environment and Trade; Sustainability; Environmental Accounts and Accounting; Environmental Equity; Population Growth
    • O13 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Agriculture; Natural Resources; Environment; Other Primary Products

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