Carbon footprints and food systems do current accounting methodologies disadvantage developing countries?

Brenton, Paul

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  • Creator Paul Brenton, Gareth Edwards-Jones, Michael Friis Jensen
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication Washington, D.C. : World Bank, 2010.
  • Series
  • Physical Details
    • 1 online resource (188 p.)
  • ISBNs 128281897X, 9786612818974, 0821385445
  • OCLC ocn673498197


  • This report addresses carbon labeling schemes, a high-profile issue and one that has important economic implications for developing countries. Carbon accounting and labeling instruments are designed to present information on greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from supply chains. These instruments have become an important awareness-raising channel for governments, producers, retailers and consumers to bring about the reduction of GHGs. At the same time, they have emerged as a crucial element of supply chain management, trade logistics and, potentially, trade regulations between countries. But the u


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  • Includes bibliographical references.
  • English


  • Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; About the Authors; Abbreviations; Executive Summary; Chapter 1. Introduction; Chapter 2. Description of Ongoing Carbon Footprinting Initiatives Around the Globe; Chapter 3. Availability of Data Relevant to Developing Countries; Chapter 4. Case Study: Carbon Footprints of Tropical Food Products Calculated According to PAS 2050; Chapter 5. Subjectivity, Uncertainty, and Impact of Methodology on Final Results; Chapter 6. Conclusions and Recommendations for Development-Friendly Carbon Footprinting Schemes; References; Back Cover
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