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The development of commercial local area resource and emissions modelling - navigating towards new perspectives and applications

Bradley, P, Druckman, A and Jackson, T (2013) The development of commercial local area resource and emissions modelling - navigating towards new perspectives and applications JOURNAL OF CLEANER PRODUCTION, 42. pp. 241-253.

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Abstract

Meeting near future UK greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions targets will require all parts of the UK economy to contribute, and in particular significant changes in business practices are required at the local level. From review it was found that there is a lack of detailed business accounting and reporting of GHG emissions at the local level, especially concerning supply chain impacts and small and medium sized enterprises. This paper presents a framework model to generate detailed benchmark estimates of GHGs (both on site and supply chain related) for individual businesses and all businesses of a sector within an area. The model makes use of available economic and environmental data, and, with similar datasets existing in other parts of the world, such models may be used elsewhere. The framework model is applied to an empirical case study. Estimates from such a framework can be used in a step-by-step approach to move businesses and local areas towards improved accounting, reporting and sustainability (including procurement). The model makes use of two different accounting perspectives: the production perspective (on site GHGs) and the provision perspective (supply chain GHGs attributable to purchased inputs of a business or sectors production). The new provision perspective and its consequences are explored and explained. Crown Copyright © 2012 Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Centre for Environmental Strategy
Authors :
AuthorsEmailORCID
Bradley, PUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Druckman, AUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Jackson, TUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 1 March 2013
Identification Number : 10.1016/j.jclepro.2012.11.009
Uncontrolled Keywords : Science & Technology, Technology, Life Sciences & Biomedicine, Engineering, Environmental, Environmental Sciences, Engineering, Environmental Sciences & Ecology, Environmental accounting, Input-output, Provision perspective, CSR, EMA, INPUT-OUTPUT MODELS, SUSTAINABILITY, CHAIN, RESPONSIBILITY, MANAGEMENT, SYSTEMS
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Additional Information : NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Journal of Cleaner Production. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Journal of Cleaner Production, 42,March 2013, DOI 10.1016/j.jclepro.2012.11.009.
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 27 Mar 2013 18:32
Last Modified : 23 Sep 2013 20:04
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/765329

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