Environmental Input-Output Analyses for the Netherlands

This report presents environmental input-output analyses on greenhouse gas emissions in the Netherlands from both a consumption and production perspectives. Furthermore it includes an analysis of the driving forces behind the development of greenhouse gas emissions over time.
Environmental Accounts present both economic and environmental data in an internationally accepted framework that is consistent both in terms of concepts and classifications. This makes the accounts especially suitable for input-output (IO) analyses. Environmental input-output analyses reveal economic-environmental relationships that cannot be achieved from other statistics. Examples are greenhouse gas footprints and structural decomposition analyses (SDA). In the former, the amount of greenhouse gas emissions as a result of a country’s consumption can be estimated. In the latter, driving forces behind the development of greenhouse gases can be estimated. In order to disseminate the usability of the Environmental Accounts it is important to explore the possibilities of input-output analyses further.