Consumption-Based Emissions Inventories

Moderator: Miya Kitahara, StopWaste Panelists: David Allaway, Oregon DEQ; David Burch, Bay Area Air Quality Management District
Climate action leaders are increasingly considering consumption-based emissions in addition to production or activity-based emissions that have typically formed the basis of climate action planning. Consumption-Based Emissions Inventories attribute all global emissions to the ultimate end user, so that the supply chain emissions that occur throughout the lifecycle of goods, food, and services consumed in a jurisdiction are included. When these upstream emissions are made visible, communities can consider policies to reduce these emissions. Together, consumption and production emissions inventories tell a more comprehensive story of the global GHG emissions that a community can reduce. David Allaway of Oregon’s Department of Environmental Quality will present Oregon’s latest GHG inventory findings for 2015 which combines production and consumption emissions inventories. David Burch of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District will present a project they sponsored for UC Berkeley’s Cool Climate Network to complete a consumption-based emissions inventory for the 100+ cities and counties in the San Francisco Bay Area.
10:00 to 11:30