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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Examining the global environmental impact of regional consumption activities - Part 1: A technical note on combining input-output and ecological footprint analysis
Author(s): Turner, Karen
Lenzen, Manfred
Wiedmann, Thomas
Barrett, John
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Keywords: Ecological Footprint
Input-output analysis
Multi-region input-output models
International trade
Embodied environmental impacts
Issue Date: Apr-2007
Date Deposited: 24-Aug-2012
Citation: Turner K, Lenzen M, Wiedmann T & Barrett J (2007) Examining the global environmental impact of regional consumption activities - Part 1: A technical note on combining input-output and ecological footprint analysis. Ecological Economics, 62 (1), pp. 37-44.
Abstract: In recent years there have been a number of attempts to develop a more comprehensive approach to the issue of measuring resource use and/or pollution generation embodied in trade flows, including contributions that combine input-output techniques and Ecological Footprint analysis. In this two-part paper we describe how to enumerate the resource and/or pollution content of inter-regional and inter-national trade flows (Part 1) and we present a literature review of recent methodological and empirical developments (Part 2). It is straightforward in principle to extend the basic input-output approach to capture international trade flows. However, in practice, problems of data availability and compatibility, and of computability of extended input-output matrices, mean that simplifying assumptions are generally applied, but with the implications of these assumptions often not made fully explicit. What appears to be absent from previous applications is an account of the analytical method by which Ecological Footprints should ideally be estimated in an international input-output accounting analysis. This allows an explicit analysis of the problems that prevent the application of the full method and identification of the most appropriate short-cut methods in a transparent way. The objective of this paper is to provide such an account.
DOI Link: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2006.12.002
Rights: Publisher policy allows this work to be made available in this repository. Ecological Economics, Volume 62, Issue 1, 1 April 2007, Pages 37–44, DOI:

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