Discussion Papers, Department of Business and Management Science, Norwegian School of Economics (NHH)
Patrick A. Narbel
A carbon footprint proportional to expenditure - a case for Norway?
() and Elisabeth T. Isaksen
Abstract: Assuming that emissions originate from the consumption of
goods and services, we study the relationship between consumption-based per
capita carbon footprint and per capita expenditure for Norway, using 2007
data. A two-region input-output model reveals that the consumption-based
per capita carbon footprint is directly proportional to expenditure with an
estimated elasticity close to unity. We show that this result is at least
partly driven by a near zero-emission power sector, which leads to
comparatively low emission intensities for domestically-produced goods and
Keywords: Carbon footprint; consumption; trade; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: Q40; Q50; (follow links to similar papers)
22 pages, April 14, 2014
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