Changes in GHG emissions (1995-2005) and material use (2000-2005) caused by national consumption and contributing factors in selected EU countries

Figure Created 12 Jan 2011 Published 12 Jan 2011 Last modified 29 Nov 2012, 11:42 AM
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This figure identifies changes in direct and indirect GHG emissions and material use caused by total national consumption in EU countries with available data for carrying out the calculations. The various effects of 3 contributing factors to these trends are shown: real growth in consumption expenditure (i.e. in fixed prices), reductions in the emissions/material use per Euro within individual product chains of final NACE product groups. Pressures caused by national consumption include both direct and indirect pressures. Direct pressures are those released during consumption of goods and services i.e. emissions to air from cars and from burning fuels in households for heating, cooking etc. Indirect pressures caused by consumption comprise all pressures released along the production chains of consumed goods. Includes goods produced domestically and imported goods. 2 environmental pressure are included – greenhouse gas emissions and material consumption (based on DMI but including DMI imported in imports).

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