OECD MF II (Comparison of material footprint methodologies)


Type Research Project

Duration Dec. 5, 2014 - Nov. 30, 2015

  • Institute for Ecological Economics IN (Details)

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Abstract (German)

This project, commissioned by the Environment Directorate of the OECD, compares various methodological approaches to calculate demand-based measures of raw material use, also known as material footprints. The project team, consisting of WU’s Sustainable Resource Use research group, researchers from the Institute for Social Ecology, Vienna, as well as from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), Canberra, Australia, will compare approaches based on input-output analysis with methodologies which also use information from life cycle assessments on the product level.
The project team also assists the OECD Secretariat in preparing and organising an international expert workshop on demand-based measures of material flows and resource productivity, which takes place in Paris in September 2015. At this expert workshop, the key results from the study will be presented and discussed with various stakeholders from statistics, international organisations and academia.


Abstract (English)

This project, commissioned by the Environment Directorate of the OECD, compares various methodological approaches to calculate demand-based measures of raw material use, also known as material footprints. The project team, consisting of WU’s Sustainable Resource Use research group, researchers from the Institute for Social Ecology, Vienna, as well as from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), Canberra, Australia, will compare approaches based on input-output analysis with methodologies which also use information from life cycle assessments on the product level.
The project team also assists the OECD Secretariat in preparing and organising an international expert workshop on demand-based measures of material flows and resource productivity, which takes place in Paris in September 2015. At this expert workshop, the key results from the study will be presented and discussed with various stakeholders from statistics, international organisations and academia.

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  • OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development - France

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