Consumption‐based Carbon  Accounting and Policy Edgar Hertwich Professor of Industrial Sustainability, 

Consumption‐based Carbon Accounting and Policy
Edgar Hertwich
Professor of Industrial Sustainability, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies
How large is your carbon footprint? What does it tell you? Determining the greenhouse gas emissions caused by the production, use and disposal of the products and services that we consume today requires global models of production and consumption. These models show us that mobility, housing, food, and manufactured products contribute most to our carbon footprints. Industrialized countries that have managed
to reduce their domestic emissions have at the same time substantially increased the carbon footprint of their import. Going beyond accounting, this presentation will introduce new research on contribution of consumption‐oriented mitigation measures and discuss the role of carbon footprints in climate policy.
12:00‐1:00 FREE EVENT in Burke Auditorium, Kroon Hall
Lunch provided, bring your own beverage – first come, first served