The influence of nutrients and non-CO2 greenhouse gas emissions on the ecological footprint of products

Marlia Mohd Hanafiah, Mark A J Huijbregts, A. Jan Hendriks

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Abstract

The ecological footprint (EF) commonly neglects the influence of other stressors than land use and CO2 emissions on the land area required for human activities. This study analyzes the relevancy of including nutrients and non-CO2 greenhouse gases in the EF assessment of products. The analysis was based on environmental information for 1,925 goods and services. Our findings suggest that within specific product categories, i.e., waste treatment processes, bio-based energy, agricultural products and chemicals, adding non-CO2 greenhouse gases and nutrient emissions can have a dominant influence on the EF results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)963-979
Number of pages17
JournalSustainability
Volume2
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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Keywords

  • Ecological footprint
  • Non-CO greenhouse gases
  • Nutrient emissions
  • Products

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  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Geography, Planning and Development

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The influence of nutrients and non-CO2 greenhouse gas emissions on the ecological footprint of products. / Mohd Hanafiah, Marlia; Huijbregts, Mark A J; Hendriks, A. Jan.

In: Sustainability, Vol. 2, No. 4, 2010, p. 963-979.

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