Carbon budgeting including: Built enviroment and private consumption
While there is a clear consensus about the urgency of reaching climate neutrality, there is a lack of understanding of which particular elements of urban activities should be targeted and what are the systemic consequences of the chosen interventions.
This project addresses this problem by focusing on two economic sectors with large carbon footprints that are not part of most carbon budgets today: embodied emissions from buildings and private consumption emissions. The project also attempts to create a more holistic carbon budget for a city district, adding scope 3 emissions to scope 1 and 2 calculated according to the GHG Protocol.
In Study A, on the building’s side, we will analyse the carbon footprint of new constructions and the renovation and rebuilding of existing buildings. In Study B, the private consumption side, we propose quantifying the consumption's carbon footprint by translating credit card transactions into different consumption categories and shop and consumer shopping behaviour. Whereas in Study A, we focus on the built environment in Kista, in Study B, we use Kista as a starting point to understand the carbon footprint of private consumption in Stockholm and beyond.
Kista is particularly important for both studies because it mixes high-tech companies and low-income populations, allowing us to investigate these questions encompassing different social groups. Besides the research relevance of this innovative combined approach, In Study C, the results data from Stuides A and B will be integrated into an interactive analytical tool that visualises the climate impact of total emissions from scopes 1 and 2 in combination with scope three emissions from the built environment and consumption patterns emerging in Kista, guiding policies and programs aimed at reducing GHG emissions in Stockholm.