Thunder (Marie Curie – Career Integration Grant, 2014–2017)

Through Understanding of Socioeconomic Metabolism towards Sustainability – Thunder

Financial support:

Marie Curie – Carrier integration grant


May 2014 – April 2017

Project coordinatorin CUEC

Jan Weinzettel


The aim of this research project is to identify the link between environmental problems and their drivers.

While production activities are responsible for most of the environmental impacts, they are ultimately driven by the final consumption of goods and services. This project will focus on further development of footprint indicators (indicators which assign environmental burden from the whole production chain to final consumers) by their integration into environmentally extended multiregional input-output analysis. A consolidated set of footprint indicators will be established for the most important environmental problems identified by other researchers. It will provide policy makers with evidence regarding environmental burdens abroad induced by domestic consumption. The set of footprint indicators will help them to measure progress in environmental areas and set up policy goals. A set of footprint indicators is necessary in order to avoid shifting environmental burden from one region to another and across environmental areas. This interdisciplinary project bridges economics and natural sciences and utilizes knowledge from both.

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Charles University
Environment Centre
José Martího 407/2
160 00 Praha 6
Czech Republic

tel.: +420 220 199 460

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