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Understanding Changes in UK CO2 Emissions 1992-2004: A Structural Decomposition Approach - EV0423

Description
Project EVO2033 ‘DEVELOPMENT OF AN EMBEDDED CARBON EMISSIONS INDICATOR‘ determined that whilst the UK’s territorial CO2 emissions have decreased between 1992 and 2004, the CO2 emissions released worldwide in the production of goods and services consumed in the UK increased considerably over the same time period (e.g. Wiedmann et al. 2008). While this report described the general trends in the UK’s consumer emissions, it was outside the scope of the project to analyse the underlying driving forces: How much have changes in technological factors, consumption patterns and population structure contributed to changes in consumer emissions over time? What is the impact of changes in the UK’s trade balance? Have consumer emissions just increased after a sustained period of economic success in the UK from additional spending or has production also shifted to more carbon intensive places?

This project seeks to answer these additional questions using a structural decomposition analysis of changes in CO2 emissions from UK consumption.

Project Documents
• Final Report : FINAL REPORT: Understanding Changes in UK CO2 Emissions 1992-2004: A Structural Decomposition Approach   (4962k)
• Executive Summary : EXECUTIVE SUMMARY - Understanding Changes in UK CO2 Emissions 1992-2004: A Structural Decomposition Approach   (225k)
• Other : PEER REVIEW & RESPONSE - Understanding Changes in UK CO2 Emissions 1992-2004: A Structural Decomposition Approach   (210k)
• Other : SUMMARY OF FINDINGS - Understanding Changes in UK CO2 Emissions 1992-2004: A Structural Decomposition Approach   (120k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2008

To: 2009

Cost: £21,084
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Stockholm Environment Institute
Keywords
Climate Change              
Economic Research              
Environment              
Sustainable Consumption and Production              
Fields of Study
Sustainable Consumption and Production