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