What are the environmental costs of Swedish consumption?

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The PRINCE research project developed ways to quantify the different pressures that Swedish consumption puts on the natural world, both at home and around the world.


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PRINCE time-series data available for download

November 6, 2018

PRINCE time-series data for GHG emissions, air pollutants, material flows, and water and land use, 2008–2014 now available for download.

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PRINCE final report published

November 1, 2018

The Swedish EPA publishes the final report of the PRINCE project. Read more.

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PRINCE final presentation

May 31, 2018

The PRINCE methods and results will be the subject of a seminar at the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency in Stockholm. Invitation only, but…

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PRINCE hotspots work presented at industrial ecology meeting

June 25, 2017

Bertram de Boer presented a process for identifying potential room for improvement in national footprints. Read more

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PRINCE enters the final stretch

June 7, 2017
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On 7-8 June, the PRINCE team met up to plan for the final project phase.

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PRINCE presented at “lab” on consumption-based indicators for Germany

January 25, 2017

SEI’s Holger Hoff presented the groundbreaking PRINCE work project to German policy-makers, authorities and researchers at the SDSN-GIZ Lab on…

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Paper: Updated chemical footprint indicators using USEtox 2.01

January 15, 2017

A follow-up to the “First steps . . .” paper compares results using USEtox 2.01 and simple mass indicators. Read more

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Brief: Environmental Footprinting with Multiregional Input-output Models

December 1, 2016

A quick introduction to the approach at the heart of the PRINCE indicators: using a multiregional input-output model for more accurate…

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PRINCE at 24th International Input-Output Conference

July 4, 2016

Richard Wood and Bertram de Boer presented on different aspects of the PRINCE modelling work. Read more


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Blog: How can we measure national chemical footprints?

May 1, 2016

Göran Finnveden talks about the challenges of producing the first national chemicals footprint. Read more

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Blog: Challenges of measuring the food consumption footprint, by Christel Cederberg

February 12, 2016

Christel Cederberg on the importance, and challenges, of monitoring environmental pressures related to food consumption. Read more


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Verkstad om hållbar konsumtion och produktion

November 19, 2015

Viveka Palm presented PRINCE at the EPA’s National Workshop on Sustainable Consumption and Production. Watch the presentation (in Swedish)

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Paper: First steps towards a national chemical footprint

March 10, 2015

A new way of using data on point-source emissions in constructing hazardous chemical footprint indicators. Read more

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PRINCE begins

January 27, 2015
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