Footprint results overview

The method and model were completed in 2019, with results for the following footprints for all Swedish consumption, between 2014-2018: material footprint (including bio-based materials, fossil fuels, metals and non-metallic minerals), water footprint (blue water consumption), land footprint, greenhouse gas footprint, other emissions to air footprints (Particulate Matter (PM10, PM2.5), Nitrous oxide (N2O), Nitrogen oxides (NOx), Sulphur dioxide), energy use footprints (from fossil-fuels and biofuels).

These data provide the most complete picture of Sweden’s global consumption footprint yet available. Since then, the project team has received renewed funding to conduct a gap analysis in four thematic areas: fish, land use change, biodiversity and chemicals. This analysis will explore the possibilities for regularly estimating footprints for these indicators, along with the potential for more footprint data to be regularly updated and become part of official statistics.

The PRINCE project also investigates several specific impact areas, including water scarcity, GHG emissions from international shipping, the impact of ICT products consumption among others. See the publications pages for these in-depth investigations.

You can download all the 2008-2014 time series of footprint data in Excel format below. On this page, you’ll find a selection of our results, mapped to indicate the global hotspots of environmental pressure associated with Swedish consumption in 2014.

Selection of footprint results mapped for 2014

Figure 1. PRINCE indicators for 2014: Geographic hotspots of greenhouse gas emissions associated with Swedish consumption
Note: Shading reflects the total value for the country or region.

Nitrogen Oxides

Figure 2 shows the distribution of Sweden’s consumption-based nitrogen oxides (NOx) footprint across product groups consumed in Sweden. It also indicates the type of consumption (by households, by government or in the form of investments).

The largest product group hotspot is Food products (almost all consumed by private households), followed by Construction (investments) and three product groups likely to contain a large proportion of vehicle transport: Wholesale and retail, Household direct emissions and Warehousing and postal services (chiefly by government).

Figure 2. PRINCE indicators for 2014: Top 20 hotspot product groups for nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions associated with Swedish consumption, showing type of consumption
Based on preliminary PRINCE data.