The responsibility dimension of the SDGs beyond national borders:Tracking Germany’s Biomass Consumption

In this paper we apply two different methods to analyse the supply chains of soy and palm oil for German use and consumption, and the displaced (external) environmental impacts associated with this consumption: a) the environmentally extended multi-regional input–output (MRIO) model IOTA; and b) the enhanced material flow analysis (MFA) model SEI-PCS.

This paper presents the results from each of these approaches and tools for assessing the total resource requirements (and footprints) associated with German consumption patterns, and the specific locations where these resource uses and footprints manifest.

Source: Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies Potsdam (IASS) e.V.