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[this is a data cube dataset] A data cube dataset in folders : Scottish Government, Environment

Carbon Footprint

Greenhouse gas emissions that are associated with the consumption by Scottish residents on goods and services and by private heating and motoring

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Dimensions
Dimension
Value
Measure Type
  1. Count
Reference Period
  1. 1998
  2. 1999
  3. 2000
  4. 2001
  5. 2002
  6. 2003
  7. 2004
  8. 2005
  9. 2006
  10. 2007
  11. 2008
  12. 2009
  13. 2010
  14. 2011
  15. 2012
  16. 2013
  17. 2014
  18. 2015
Reference Area
(showing types of area available in these data)
  1. Countries
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About the Dataset
Contact
Publisher
Scottish Government
Creator
Scottish Government
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License
Issued
29/07/2014
Modified
19/12/2018
Next update due
December 2019
Description

These are sometimes referred to “consumption emissions”. Scotland’s carbon footprint is associated with the spending of Scottish residents on goods and services, wherever in the world these emissions arise along the supply chain, and those which are directly generated by Scottish households through private motoring and heating. The purpose of this dataset is to find out what effect Scottish consumption has on greenhouse gas emissions, by taking into account where the goods we buy come from and their associated supply chains.

These figures are different to territorial emissions which are presented within the “Scottish Greenhouse Gas Emissions” dataset. The carbon footprint refers to greenhouse gas emissions that are associated with the spending of Scottish residents on goods and services, wherever in the world these emissions arise along the supply chain, and those which are directly generated by Scottish households; for example, through heating and private motoring. Scotland's Carbon Footprint has been calculated in 4 steps:

  • Step 1. Develop an Input-output (IO) model;
  • Step 2. Develop a Multi-Regional Input-Output (MRIO) model;
  • Step 3. Develop UK Based MRIO Model;
  • Step 4. Develop the Scottish Consumption Based Account (the Scottish Carbon Footprint).

The carbon footprint is not calculated in the same way as Scotland's greenhouse gas emissions, which occur within a country's borders. http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Environment/Publications

Details
Confidentiality Policy

These figures are compiled in line with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics. A restricted number of people are granted pre-release access for quality assurance and for briefing of these statistics.

Quality Management

Members of the Sustainability Research Institute (SRI) at Leeds University have compiled the figures and improved the methodology used in the Scottish Carbon Footprint statistics release.

Accuracy and Reliability

Scotland's Carbon Footprint has been calculated in 4 steps: Step 1. Develop an Input-output (IO) model; Step 2. Develop a Multi-Regional Input-Output (MRIO) model; Step 3. Develop UK Based MRIO Model; Step 4. Develop the Scottish Consumption Based Account (the Scottish Carbon Footprint). More detailed information on each of the steps can be found in the Official Statistics publication "Scottish Carbon Footprint, 1998-2015"

Coherence and Comparability

The figures are comparable to the UK Carbon Footprint release but totals for other countries are not comparable, due to on-going international developments in methodology.

Accessibility and Clarity

These statistics are published in the Scotland's Carbon Footprint, 1998-2015 Official Statistics publication. The data are published in Excel format and is also available as a PDF with accompanying commentary.

Relevance

A reduction in the carbon footprint Scotland is an indicator of more sustainable consumption behaviour from both individuals and businesses.

Timeliness and Punctuality

The data are published on an annual basis around 3 years after the reference period. This is due to the time lags involved in obtaining and developing the underlying global economic data which are required for "Scotland's Carbon Footprint, 1998-2015" publication.

Revisions

Some methodological changes were made to the UKMRIO between the 2014 and 2015 releases resulting in changes between the two releases:

Since the carbon footprint was first published, successive releases have used different versions of the UK MRIO model. The 2012 release used a 2-region model which only distinguished the UK and the Rest of the World as trade regions. The 2013, 2015 and 2016 releases used a four region model, distinguishing imports from Europe, China and the Rest of World, using trade data from the Eora global MRIO. The 2017 model adopted the same four regions but used trade data from a source called EXIOBASE MRIO. The 2018 model used in this release contains no further changes to the underlying model structure but does incorporate updated/revised data on global emissions and trade. The 2018 model presents the most accurate calculation to date.

URI

This is a linked data resource: it has a permanent unique uri at which both humans and machines can find it on the Internet, and which can be used an identifier in queries on our SPARQL endpoint.

http://statistics.gov.scot/data/carbon-footprint
Dimensions Linked Data

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Dimension Locked Value
Reference Area
http://purl.org/linked-data/sdmx/2009/dimension#refArea
(not locked to a value)
Reference Period
http://purl.org/linked-data/sdmx/2009/dimension#refPeriod
(not locked to a value)
Measure Type
http://purl.org/linked-data/cube#measureType
(not locked to a value)
Graphs

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The data in this dataset are stored in the graph: http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/carbon-footprint

The data structure definition for this data cube dataset is stored in the same graph as the data: http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/carbon-footprint

All other metadata about this dataset are stored in the graph: http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/carbon-footprint/metadata

Linked Data Resources

A breakdown by type of the 27 resources in this dataset's data graph.

Resource type Number of resources
Collection 2
Component specification 5
Data set 1
Data structure definition 1
Observation 18
All metadata
In Graph http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/carbon-footprint
Structure qb:structure http://purl.org/linked-data/cube#structure
http://statistics.gov.scot/data/structure/carbon-footprint http://statistics.gov.scot/data/structure/carbon-footprint
Type rdf:type http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#type
Data set http://purl.org/linked-data/cube#DataSet
In Graph http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/carbon-footprint/metadata
Accessibility and Clarity http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/accessibility-and-clarity
These statistics are published in the [Scotland's Carbon Footprint, 1998-2015]( https://www.gov.scot/publications/scotlands-carbon-footprint-2015/) Official Statistics publication. The data are published in Excel format and is also available as a PDF with accompanying commentary. xsd:string
Accuracy and Reliability http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/accuracy-and-reliability
Scotland's Carbon Footprint has been calculated in 4 steps: Step 1. Develop an Input-output (IO) model; Step 2. Develop a Multi-Regional Input-Output (MRIO) model; Step 3. Develop UK Based MRIO Model; Step 4. Develop the Scottish Consumption Based Account (the Scottish Carbon Footprint). More detailed information on each of the steps can be found in the Official Statistics publication "Scottish Carbon Footprint, 1998-2015" xsd:string
Comment rdfs:comment http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#comment
Greenhouse gas emissions that are associated with the consumption by Scottish residents on goods and services and by private heating and motoring xsd:string
Comparability and Coherence http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/comparability-and-coherence
The figures are comparable to the UK Carbon Footprint release but totals for other countries are not comparable, due to on-going international developments in methodology. xsd:string
Confidentiality http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/confidentiality
These figures are compiled in line with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics. A restricted number of people are granted pre-release access for quality assurance and for briefing of these statistics. xsd:string
Contact email http://publishmydata.com/def/dataset#contactEmail
mailto:envstats@gov.scot
Creator dcterms:creator http://purl.org/dc/terms/creator
Scottish Government http://statistics.gov.scot/id/organisation/scottish-government
Date Issued dcterms:issued http://purl.org/dc/terms/issued
July 29, 2014 00:00 xsd:dateTime
Date Modified dcterms:modified http://purl.org/dc/terms/modified
December 19, 2018 16:29 xsd:dateTime
Description dcterms:description http://purl.org/dc/terms/description
These are sometimes referred to “consumption emissions”. Scotland’s carbon footprint is associated with the spending of Scottish residents on goods and services, wherever in the world these emissions arise along the supply chain, and those which are directly generated by Scottish households through private motoring and heating. The purpose of this dataset is to find out what effect Scottish consumption has on greenhouse gas emissions, by taking into account where the goods we buy come from and their associated supply chains. These figures are different to territorial emissions which are presented within the “Scottish Greenhouse Gas Emissions” dataset. The carbon footprint refers to greenhouse gas emissions that are associated with the spending of Scottish residents on goods and services, wherever in the world these emissions arise along the supply chain, and those which are directly generated by Scottish households; for example, through heating and private motoring. Scotland's Carbon Footprint has been calculated in 4 steps: * Step 1. Develop an Input-output (IO) model; * Step 2. Develop a Multi-Regional Input-Output (MRIO) model; * Step 3. Develop UK Based MRIO Model; * Step 4. Develop the Scottish Consumption Based Account (the Scottish Carbon Footprint). The carbon footprint is not calculated in the same way as Scotland's greenhouse gas emissions, which occur within a country's borders. [http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Environment/Publications](http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Environment/Publications) xsd:string
Graph http://publishmydata.com/def/dataset#graph
http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/carbon-footprint
Has a SPARQL endpoint at void:sparqlEndpoint http://rdfs.org/ns/void#sparqlEndpoint
http://statistics.gov.scot/sparql
http://publishmydata.com/def/dataset#nextUpdateDue http://publishmydata.com/def/dataset#nextUpdateDue
December 2019 xsd:string
In folder http://publishmydata.com/def/ontology/folder/inFolder
Scottish Government http://statistics.gov.scot/def/concept/folders/organisations/scottish-government
Environment http://statistics.gov.scot/def/concept/folders/themes/environment
Label rdfs:label http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#label
Carbon Footprint xsd:string
License dcterms:license http://purl.org/dc/terms/license
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/2/
Publisher dcterms:publisher http://purl.org/dc/terms/publisher
Scottish Government http://statistics.gov.scot/id/organisation/scottish-government
Quality Management http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/quality-management
Members of the Sustainability Research Institute (SRI) at Leeds University have compiled the figures and improved the methodology used in the Scottish Carbon Footprint statistics release. xsd:string
References dcterms:references http://purl.org/dc/terms/references
http://statistics.gov.scot/help http://statistics.gov.scot/help
Relevance http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/relevance
A reduction in the carbon footprint Scotland is an indicator of more sustainable consumption behaviour from both individuals and businesses. xsd:string
Revisions http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/revisions
Some methodological changes were made to the UKMRIO between the 2014 and 2015 releases resulting in changes between the two releases: Since the carbon footprint was first published, successive releases have used different versions of the UK MRIO model. The 2012 release used a 2-region model which only distinguished the UK and the Rest of the World as trade regions. The 2013, 2015 and 2016 releases used a four region model, distinguishing imports from Europe, China and the Rest of World, using trade data from the Eora global MRIO. The 2017 model adopted the same four regions but used trade data from a source called EXIOBASE MRIO. The 2018 model used in this release contains no further changes to the underlying model structure but does incorporate updated/revised data on global emissions and trade. The 2018 model presents the most accurate calculation to date. xsd:string
Theme dcat:theme http://www.w3.org/ns/dcat#theme
Scottish Government http://statistics.gov.scot/def/concept/folders/organisations/scottish-government
Environment http://statistics.gov.scot/def/concept/folders/themes/environment
Timeliness and Punctuality http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/timeliness-and-punctuality
The data are published on an annual basis around 3 years after the reference period. This is due to the time lags involved in obtaining and developing the underlying global economic data which are required for "Scotland's Carbon Footprint, 1998-2015" publication. xsd:string
Title dcterms:title http://purl.org/dc/terms/title
Carbon Footprint xsd:string
Type rdf:type http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#type
Data set http://purl.org/linked-data/cube#DataSet
Dataset http://publishmydata.com/def/dataset#Dataset
http://publishmydata.com/def/dataset#LinkedDataset
dataset http://rdfs.org/ns/void#Dataset
Dataset http://www.w3.org/ns/dcat#Dataset
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