Consumption-based emissions accounting: the normative debate

Publication year: 2018

Duus-Otterström, Göran & Fredrik D. Hjorthen

Environmental Politics, published online         


The normative debate surrounding consumption-based emissions accounting, conceived of as a method for constructing national emissions inventories, is investigated. The focus is to examine whether such accounting would be more just than the current method of production-based accounting. It is argued that there is no good reason to think that consumption-based accounting would be less just, and some reason to think that it would be more just. The consequences of this for the overall question of whether to adopt consumption-based accounting are also investigated.

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