Cora Hallsworth presented on Consumption-Based Emissions Inventories to the Climate Caucus. Participants learned how to deepen action on climate change by building your community’s understanding of the ‘consumption-based’ impacts of our communities.

Human-induced climate change, as with much of our impact on natural systems, like biodiversity loss and pollution, is driven by unsustainable levels of consumption. Yet, typical municipal greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventories and plans do not include the impacts of all consumption that is occurring within the boundaries of a community. They miss the impact of all the products and materials we import into our communities. The Consumption-based Emissions Inventory (CBEI) helps shine a light on all the consumption-related GHG emissions caused by a population regardless of where they occur worldwide.

Some resources from the call: