Understanding the Relationship between Household Characteristics and GHG Emissions from Consumption

Understanding the Relationship between GHG Emissions from Consumption and Household Characteristics (1.8 MB)

Published: 2014

Authors: Suzi Kerr, Corey Allan

Event: New Zealand Association of Economists Annual Conference, Auckland,

Current emissions reporting regimes focus on production

  • Per capita
  • Per industry

Consumers control what they earn and buy, which drives demand for emissions, but not what or how goods are produced. Production emissions are only one imperfect indicator of effort to reduce emissions – consumption emissions complements it.