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Community carbon footprints and the climate transition: an initial assessment for Treherbert

Jones, Calvin ORCID: 2022. Community carbon footprints and the climate transition: an initial assessment for Treherbert. [Discussion Paper]. Socarxiv. Available at:

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• We estimate the consumption carbon footprint for Treherbert, a small community in South Wales. • Our results suggest an annual household footprint of around 47,000 tonnes with a further 11,000 tonnes attributable to industry located within the Ward. • The emissions are fairly equally distributed across the range of sources and uses, suggesting there is no single, dominant action to progress to net-zero: wide ranging and integrated actions are required. • Less important in the overall footprint for this community is commuting, and land-based carbon sequestration opportunities will be limited, even though Treherbert is surrounded by extensive treescapes. • Actions to move to net-zero must include deep and meaningful engagement, if no co-creation with, communities that have hitherto been largely ignored in the development of public policy

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Unpublished
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods (WISERD)
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
Publisher: Socarxiv
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2022 11:19

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