Sustainable Production and Consumption

We address production, consumption, trade and economic growth in terms of environmental sustainability.



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  • Project title: Carbon emission mitigation by Consumption-based Accounting and Policy
  • Funded by: European Commission (FP7)
  • Project timeframe: October 2013 - December 2016

The Carbon-CAP project aimed at stimulating an effective climate policy mix in the European Union and internationally, to address emissions related to consumption in addition to those related to production.

Contact: Professor Richard Wood


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  • Project title: Development of a System of Indicators for a Resource Efficient Europe
  • Funded by: European Commission (FP7)
  • Project timeframe: September 2012 - February 2016

Funded by the EU’s FP7, the DESIRE project developed and applied an optimal set of indicators to monitor European progress towards resource-efficiency. This project concluded in 2016.

Contact: Professor Richard Wood


  • Project title: Environmental and Labour Input-Output Database (ELIOD)
  • Funded by: European Commission
  • Project timeframe: October 2016 - October 2017

ELIOD is a project aimed at producing a database of energy, air emissions and labour by industry suitable for linking to the OECD ICIO database. This information includes automated updated procedures for combustible and non-combustible emissions for six specific pollutants for 2010-14, and is funded the European Commission (JRC IPTS).

Contact: Professor Richard Wood


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  • Project title: Green Lifestyles, Alternative Models and Upscaling Regional Sustainability
  • Funded by: European Commission (FP7)
  • Project timeframe: January 2014 - December 2016

This project explored sustainable lifestyles and aimed to develop an effective policy mix - at the European level and in EU member states - that can support transitions to sustainable lifestyles and a green economy.

Contact: Professor Richard Wood

ILO Green Growth Scenarios

  • Project title: Green Growth Scenarios
  • Funded by: International Labour Organisation

We are contributing to an International Labour Organisation report on green economies, the world of work, and environmental sustainability. The objective of the report is to analyse trends and assess the impact on the world of work of a transition towards a low-carbon, resource-efficient economy. We are adapting the EXIOBASE 3 dataset to carry out the specific analyses needed to estimate the impact of a transition to a green economy.

Contact: Professor Richard Wood


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he PRINCE project is developing a new framework for monitoring the environmental impacts linked to Swedish consumption – both inside and outside Sweden’s borders – using the latest modelling and statistical techniques.This framework will include indicators for several environmental pressures, plus a baseline monitoring report and case studies, providing a sound basis for policy decisions. PRINCE is funded by the EPA and SwAM.

Contact: Professor Richard Wood