Carbon-Cap (Carbon emission mitigation by Consumption-based Accounting and Policy)


Type Research Project

Funding Bodies
  • EU - European Commission

Duration Oct. 1, 2013 - Dec. 31, 2016

  • Institute for Ecological Economics IN (Details)

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  • Giljum, Stefan (Details) Project Head
  • Lutter, Franz Stephan (Details)
  • Schanes, Karin (Former researcher)
  • Wieland, Hanspeter (Details)
 

Abstract (German)

Climate policies so far mainly focused on production sectors, applying territorial emission reduction approaches. However, growing consumption is a main driver behind rising greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Against this background, the Carbon-Cap project aims at stimulating innovative demand side oriented climate policies by improved shared insight in consumption emissions and thus realize a more effective policy mix for achieving the objectives of the EU policy packages.
WU contributes to several work packages within Carbon-Cap. The WU team leads the work on identifying options for consumers to reduce their carbon footprints across a large number of product groups and consumption areas, with a focus on indirect GHG emissions along international supply chains. The WU team also leads a task performing comparative assessments of carbon footprints on the product level with several existing carbon footprint models (so-called multi-regional input-output models). Finally, WU also contributes to the analysis of policy options and identifies barriers and drivers for its implementation through qualitative interviews with key stakeholders.


Abstract (English)

Climate policies so far mainly focused on production sectors, applying territorial emission reduction approaches. However, growing consumption is a main driver behind rising greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Against this background, the Carbon-Cap project aims at stimulating innovative demand side oriented climate policies by improved shared insight in consumption emissions and thus realize a more effective policy mix for achieving the objectives of the EU policy packages.
WU contributes to several work packages within Carbon-Cap. The WU team leads the work on identifying options for consumers to reduce their carbon footprints across a large number of product groups and consumption areas, with a focus on indirect GHG emissions along international supply chains. The WU team also leads a task performing comparative assessments of carbon footprints on the product level with several existing carbon footprint models (so-called multi-regional input-output models). Finally, WU also contributes to the analysis of policy options and identifies barriers and drivers for its implementation through qualitative interviews with key stakeholders.

Partners

  • Commission of the European Communities - European Union

Publications

Journal article

2018 Wieland, Hanspeter, Giljum, Stefan, Bruckner, Martin, Owen, Anne E., Wood, Richard. 2018. Structural production layer decomposition: a new method to measure differences between MRIO databases for footprint assessments. Economic Systems Research. 30 (1), 61-84. open access (Details)

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