Subproject 1 scoped out the environmental pressures data that are currently available in consumption-based accounting models, and the latest tools and techniques that could be used to develop these indicators further. It also aimed to gather and share knowledge within the consortium of quality criteria for indicators. It built on several earlier studies by PRINCE members.
The Subproject 1 team was led by Elena Dawkins of Stockholm Environment Institute.
- Review earlier footprint studies for Sweden and other available consumption-based indicators. Analyse how methodological and data differences affected the results.
- Identify and characterize available consumption-based modelling frameworks – different MRIO models and single country pilot studies – and their unique features, advantages and disadvantages.
- Identify what data is available that could be used to develop PRINCE consumption-based indicators.
- Propose modelling criteria, product-level breakdowns, data sources, and ways of representing trade partnerships for consideration by the PRINCE Consortium.
Findings of Subproject 1 were presented to the PRINCE team and the Reference Group at a workshop in September 2015.