Kauppinen, Tommi; Katajajuuri, Juha-Matti; Pesonen, Inkeri and Kurppa, Sirpa (2009) Carbon footprint of food maintenance in Finnish households. In: FFRC eBOOK, Finland Futures Research Centre, Turku School of Economics (7/2009), FFRC eBOOK, pp. 171-176.
This paper identifies the primary consumer actions having an effect on carbon footprint, their relative importance and their sensitivity to consumer choice concerning food maintenance. Food maintenance (transportation, preservation and preparation of food) of a Finnish household produces annually 170 kilograms of CO2-equivalent per individual as an average which corresponds approximately 2 % of the greenhouse gas emissions of private consumption. Of transportation, preservation and preparation, we find the preservation as the most important source of greenhouse gas emissions.
|EPrint Type:||Conference paper, poster, etc.|
|Type of presentation:||Paper|
|Keywords:||carbon footprint, food maintenance, households|
|Subjects:||Environmental aspects > Air and water emissions|
|Research affiliation:||Finland > MTT Agrifood Research|
|Deposited By:||Koistinen, Riitta|
|Deposited On:||14 Oct 2009 09:14|
|Last Modified:||12 Apr 2010 07:41|
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