A pilot study on constructing a Scottish sectoral CO2 emissions account

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To calculate polluting emissions, the Scottish economy was divided into 76 sectors and the pollution attributable to each sector was estimated. We used emission/output ratios for the UK, but then further adjusted estimated Scottish emissions, using the ratio of economic activity for each sector between Scotland and the UK.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-52
Number of pages10
JournalQuarterly Economic Commentary
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2003



  • carbon emissions
  • environmental economics
  • emissions account
  • carbon account
  • scottish economy
  • pollution
  • emissions

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