The Supply Chain of CO2 Emissions
Steven J. Davis, Glen P. Peters and Ken Caldeira

Nations report and assume responsibility for carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from fossil fuels that are burned within their sovereign terrritory. However, both fossil fuels and consumer goods manufactured with fossil energy are commonly transported internationally.

In this way, nations where fossil fuel resources are extracted or where the goods made with fossil energy are consumed may benefit from (and yet disclaim) emissions that occur elsewhere.

Here we provide access to detailed results from analyses of the original sources of fossil fuels and the ultimate destinations of goods and services reliant on these fuels: the "supply chain" of CO2 emissions.

This data represents a consistent set of carbon accounts at points of extraction (of fuels), production (of emissions), and consumption (of goods) for 112 nations/regions and 58 sectors, including trade linkages.

Data and graphics from this website should be cited as: Davis, S.J., G.P. Peters and K. Caldeira (2011). The Supply Chain of CO2 Emissions. PNAS