Mapping the Environmental Impact Footprint of Cities, Companies, and Households

Project Leader

KANEMOTO Keiichiro


Area : World

Economic growth in China and other developing countries is associated with severe global environmental problems, such as climate change and loss of biodiversity. Studies have shown that consumption in developed countries drives environmental emissions in developing countries. For example, we found that international trade is responsible for one third of the threats to biodiversity, mainly in developing countries. Furthermore, we demonstrated a link between geographical environmental emissions information and global supply chains. Unlike most studies, which focus on environmental emissions and international trade, this is the first study clarify the effect of global supply chains on environmental impacts. Further, in addition to countries and regions, we will estimate the environmental footprint of cities, companies and households.