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Tracking Environmental Impacts of Consumption: International Society for Industrial Ecology Conference – University of Toronto - 17-20 June 2007; 16th International Input-Output Conference – Istanbul Technical University – 2-6 July 2007; 3rd International Conference on Life Cycle Management – University of Zurich, 27-29 August 2007

Globalisation and the related growth in trade provoke socio-economic as well as environmental changes. There currently exists a need to shed new light on international responsibilities concerning the environmental impacts of consumption and related trade patterns. The relationship between consumers in developed countries and affected citizens in developing countries can be explored through an extended input-output model.

The project “Tracking environmental impacts of consumption: Linking OECD and developing countries for risk analysis and related pressure’s alleviation” supported by the GIAN aims at quantifying the role played by Germany and the USA, through consumption, on environmental impacts in India and China. It builds on interdisciplinary bases to develop a multi-region, multi-pollutant exchange model providing a world vision of the transfer of pollutants embodied in goods and through the atmosphere.

The project, its model and results will be presented in the framework of three international conferences:

For more information on the project, please contact damien.friot@gmail.com .

Related Project(s)

Annual Call for Projects 2006 Tracking Environmental Impacts of Consumption: Linking OECD and Developing Countries to Alleviate Negative Consequences

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