The geography of metropolitan carbon footprints

Title: The geography of metropolitan carbon footprints
Format: Journal Article
Publication Date: March 2009
Published In: Policy and Society
Description: The world's metropolitan carbon footprints have distinct geographies that are not well understood or recognized in debates about climate change, partly because data on greenhouse gas emissions is so inadequate. This article describes the results of the most comprehensive assessment of carbon footprints for major American metropolitan areas available to date, focusing on residential and transportation carbon emissions for the largest 100 metropolitan areas in the United States. These findings are put into the context of efforts across the country and the globe to characterize carbon impacts and policy linkages. © 2009 Policy and Society Associates (APSS).
Ivan Allen College Contributors:
External Contributors: Frank Southworth, Andrea Sarzynski
Citation: Policy and Society. 27. Issue 4. 285 - 304. ISSN 1449-4035. DOI 10.1016/j.polsoc.2009.01.001.
  • Transportation
Related Departments:
  • Climate and Energy Policy Laboratory
  • School of Public Policy