Local consumption and territorial based accounting for CO2 emissions

Hermannsson, K. and McIntyre, S. (2014) Local consumption and territorial based accounting for CO2 emissions. Ecological Economics, 104, pp. 1-11. (doi: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2014.04.020)

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We examine the complications involved in attributing emissions at a local level. Specifically, we look at how functional specialisation within a city region can, via trade between sub-regions, create emissions interdependencies; and how this complicates environmental policy implementation in an analogous manner to international trade at the national level. For this purpose we use a 3-region emissions extended input–output model of the Glasgow City region (2 regions: city and wider city-region) and the rest of Scotland. The model utilises data on household consumption to account for consumption flows across sub-regions and plant-level data on emissions from electricity generation to augment the top-down disaggregation of emissions. This enables a carbon attribution at the sub-regional level, which is used to analyse emissions interdependencies within the city-region.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Hermannsson, Professor Kristinn
Authors: Hermannsson, K., and McIntyre, S.
Subjects:G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education
College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Educational Leadership & Policy
Journal Name:Ecological Economics
Publisher:Elsevier B.V.
ISSN (Online):1873-6106
Published Online:16 May 2014
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2014 Elsevier
First Published:First published in Ecological Economics 104:1-11
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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