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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 H. Schmidt (), Stefano Merciai () and Arnold Tukker ()
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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
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

Sustainability, 2014, vol. 7, issue 1, 1-26

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.

Keywords: multi-regional input-output analysis; sustainability accounting; environmental footprints (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Q Q0 Q2 Q3 Q5 Q56 O13 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014
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