by Joshuah Stolaroff, UPSTREAM (formerly Product Policy Institute), 2009.
This seminal white paper extends the consumption-based greenhouse gas analysis by US EPA (2009) to include “outsourced carbon” impacts from producing products and packaging (or goods and servises) abroad that are consumed in the U.S. Conclusions: (1) Production and use of products and packaging account for the largest share, 44%, of global U.S. GHG emission impacts. (2) To reduce GHG emissions we must reduce emissions from production and consumption of manufactured goods and food. Download File »