Journal article

Understanding New Zealand's consumption-based greenhouse gas emissions: an application of multi-regional input-output analysis

Chanjief Chandrakumar, Sarah J McLaren, Arunima Malik, Thiagarajah Ramilan, Manfred Lenzen

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT | SPRINGER HEIDELBERG | Published : 2020

Abstract

Purpose: Consumption- and production-based accounting approaches for national greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions provide different insights to support climate policymaking. However, no study has yet comprehensively assessed the consumption-based GHG emissions of the entire New Zealand’s economy. This research, for the first time, quantified New Zealand’s GHG emissions using both consumption- and production-based accounting approaches and considered the policy implications for adopting a consumption-based approach over a production-based approach. Methods: A global multi-regional input-output (MRIO) analysis was undertaken to calculate the consumption- and production-based GHG emissions of New Ze..

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