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To promote transparency and provide information, the Federal Planning Bureau regularly publishes the methods and results of its works. The publications are organised in different series, such as Outlooks, Working Papers and Planning Papers. Some reports can be consulted here, along with the Short Term Update newsletters that were published until 2015. You can search our publications by theme, publication type, author and year.
In international agreements, countries are considered responsible for the greenhouse gas emissions linked to their production activities. The carbon footprint provides an alternative assessment of this responsibility by attributing emissions to the country where the goods and services are consumed. This study presents the production-based CO2 emissions and the carbon footprint of the three Belgian regions for the year 2015. The production-based CO2 emissions are derived from the regional air emission accounts developed for this study, while the regional carbon footprints are calculated based on an input-output model and input-output data that include CO2 emissions. According to the results, the carbon footprint exceeds production-based emissions for all three regions. This implies that their contribution to global CO2 emissions is larger from a consumption perspective than from a production perspective.
The Working Paper presents a study or analysis conducted by the Federal Planning Bureau on its own initiative.
Structural studies > Globalisation, international trade and offshoring
Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > Mathematical Methods and Programming > Input-Output Models [C67]
International Economics > Trade > Trade and Environment [F18]
Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics > Environmental Economics > Air Pollution; Water Pollution; Noise; Hazardous Waste; Solid Waste; Recycling [Q53]
Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics > Environmental Economics > Climate; Natural Disasters; Global Warming [Q54]
Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics > Environmental Economics > Environment and Development; Environment and Trade; Sustainability; Environmental Accounts and Accounting; Environmental Equity; Population Growth [Q56]
Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics > General Spatial Economics > Econometric and Input-Output Models; Other Models [R15]