Industrial Ecology (IE) is an emerging multidisciplinary field. University departments and higher education programs are being formed on the subject following the lead of Yale, NTNU, Leiden, Michigan at Ann Arbor, Carnegie Mellon, Berkeley, Lisbon and Tokyo. IE deals with stocks and flows in interconnected networks of industry and the environment, which relies on a basic framework for analysis. Amongst others, Input-Output Analysis (IOA) is recognized as a key conceptual and analytical framework for IE. A major challenge is that the field of IOA manifests a long history since the 1930s and requires considerable analytical rigour (with two Nobel Prize Laureates in the field). This led many instructors and researchers to call for a high-quality publication on the subject which embraces both state-of-the-art theory and principles as well as practical applications.
This handbook is an outcome of a joint working group shared by the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) and the International Society for Industrial Ecology (ISIE) launched in 2003 to accommodate this need. This book contains both theories and various applications in detail and embraces key principles and knowledge that are indispensable to utilize the rich assets of IOA for IE.
PART I. Introduction.- 1. Industrial Ecology In the Age of Input-Output Analysis.- 2. Input-Output Economics and Material Flows.- 3. Industrial Ecology and Input-Output Economics: A Brief History.- PART II. Material Flow Analysis.- 4. Conceptual Foundations and Applications of Physical Input-Output Tables.- 5. Modelling Manufactured Capital Stocks and Material Flows Framework.- 6. An Input-Output Framework to Enhance Consistency in Hybrid Modeling.- 7. Physical Input-Output Analysis and Disposals to Nature.- 8. Accounting and Modelling Global Resource Use.- 9. Constructing Physical Input-Output Table with Material Flow Analysis (MFA) Data: Bottom-up Case Studies.- 10. Analysing the Economic Impacts of a Material Efficiency Strategy.- PART III. Life Cycle Assessment.- 11. A Comparison between Conventional LCA and Hybrid EIO-LCA: Analyzing Crystal Giftware Contribution to Global Warming Potential.- 12. Application of the Sequential Interindustry Model (SIM) to Life Cycle Assessment.- 13. Life-Cycle Assessment as a Management Tool: An Emphasis on Electricity Generation, Global Climate Change, and Sustainability.- 14. Methods in the Life Cycle Inventory of a Product.- PART IV. Sustainable Consumption.- 15. Principal Methodological Approaches to Studying Sustainable Consumption: Scenario Analysis, Ecological Footprints and Structural Decomposition Analysis.- 16. Global Environmental Impact of Dutch Private Consumption.- PART V. Policy Applications.- 17. A Hybrid IO Energy Model to Analyse CO2 Reduction Policies: A Case of Germany.- 18. Carbon Tax and Its Short-Term Effects in Italy: An Evaluation Through the Input-Output Model.- 19. Comparing the Environmental Effects of Production and Consumption in a Region.- 20. Prioritising within the Product-Oriented Environmental Policy -- The Danish Perspectives.- 21. Input-Output Equations Embedded within Climate and Energy Policy Analysis Models.- PART VI. Energy and Climate Change.- 22. Application of the IO Methodology to the Energy and Environmental Analysis of a Regional Context.- 23. Thermodynamic Input-Output Analysis of Economic and Ecological Systems.- 24. A Step-wise Guide for Energy Analysis: How to Calculate the Primary Energy Requirements for Households?- 25. Application of IO Energy Analysis to Study CO2 Emissions by the Portuguese Economy: The Case of Portugal.- 26. Models for National CO2 Accounting.- PART VII. Waste Management.- 27. Waste Input-Output Analysis, LCA and LCC.- 28. Economy-Waste-Environment Input-Output Model: Effects of Portuguese Production and Consumption.- 29. Environmental Household Accounts with Waste Discharge using the Waste Input-Output Table.- PART VIII. National Accounts, Statistics and Databases.- 30. SEEA-2003 and the Economic Relevance of Physical Flow Accounting at Industry and National Economy Level.- 31. Environmental Input-Output Database Building in Japan.- 32. Development of Sectoral Environmental Database for Input-Output Analysis: Comprehensive Environmental Data Archive of the U.S..- PART IX. Advances In Modelling and Theory.- 33. Ecological Input-Output Analysis of Material Flows in Industrial Systems.- 34. Modelling Sustainability of the Austrian Economy with Input-Output Analysis: Modelling Framework and Empirical Application.- 35. Multistage Process-Based Make-Use System.- 36. Input-Output Analysis and Linear Programming.- 37. Time Use and Sustainability: An Input-Output Approach in Mixed Units.- 38. The Application of Multi-Regional Input-Output Analysis to Industrial Ecology: Evaluating Trans-boundary Environmental Impacts.- Index.