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The scenario functions in EUREAPA enable decision makers to answer questions about the effects of policy on environment, consumption, industry and trade, thus helping to formulate strategies for sustainable consumption and production in Europe and beyond.
EUREAPA contains baseline data on greenhouse gas emissions, ecological footprints and water footprints for every EU member state and 18 other countries and regions of the world. At the heart of EUREAPA is an environmentally extended multi-region input-output model which combines tables from national economic accounts and trade statistics with data from environmental and footprint accounts.
The extensive data system models the flow of goods and services between 45 countries and regions covering the global economy for 57 individual sectors over a year. The sectors cover a range from agricultural and manufacturing industries to transport, recreational, health and financial services. Supplemented with detailed carbon, ecological and water footprint data, EUREAPA can account for the full supply chain impacts associated with the food people eat, the clothes they buy, the products they consume or the way they travel. This allows the user to look at the impacts of consumption activities in the context of lifestyles or national differences.
One of EUREAPA's most important functions is the scenario editor. This can be used to explore the environmental pressures associated with changes in population, consumption patterns, production technology or trade. In addition to providing a consistent set of indicator estimates for the footprint family, EUREAPA makes this information useful and easily accessible to decision makers through a range of benchmarking, analytical and visualization facilities. It is possible to identify differences in footprints across countries from consumer and producer perspectives, and also to break down environmental impacts along global supply chains to identify footprint hot-spots.
Using EUREAPA you can:
- View data for 14 different indicators.
- Select from 45 regions you want to view data for, or work on via a scenario. These include all the EU member states, and 18 other important trading partners and regions of the world.
- View data on a total or per capita basis.
- Export data as charts and tables.
- Explore the link between consumption products and production sectors, view the contribution of production sectors to each of the broad consumption areas at a national level e.g. Housing, Food, Transport, Consumables and Services.
- Benchmark or compare countries, e.g. benchmark a country's impacts against the best and worst in the EU; show the average impact in the EU; make comparisons between countries at a total footprint level and at the most detailed level (e.g. the impact of consumption of specific food groups).
- Produce a high level scenario to model the effects of future policy, e.g. change the population, the general affluence (volume of spend), proportion of spend on high level consumption categories and production efficiency.
- Create your own consumption scenarios, e.g. change the total volume of spend and how this is shared between high level consumption categories. Or describe a more detailed spend breakdown within each category, e.g. to investigate scenarios such as a shift towards a low meat diet or a modal shift in transport.
- Investigate the effect of production scenarios by selecting the efficiency or energy mix of production in your own country or countries that you trade with.
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