A Fair(er) Footprint: Carbon footprints based on shared production and consumption based accounting perspectives

Rita Vasconcellos Oliveira


Rita Vasconcellos d’Oliveira is a multidisciplinary sustainability researcher, currently working at the Applied Ethics programme at NTNU Norwegian University of Science and Technology. With a background in Ecology, Geology, Microbiology, and Genetics, she continued her studies with a PhD in Educational Sciences. Presently, her research areas include Climate Change Mitigation co-benefits and trade-offs, and Sustainability Ethics. One of her main interests is to connect normative aspects to the development of Industrial Ecology methods. Additionally, she is working on (Intergenerational) Justice in sustainability contexts in collaboration with the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium. 


One way to understand the impact of human action on resources is to quantify the total environmental pressures via a footprint. Carbon footprints (CFs) are widely used, with great success among public and policymakers. Two... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Rita Vasconcellos Oliveira (NTNU)
  2. Kirsten Svenja Wiebe (NTNU)
  3. Evert Bouman (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

Topic Areas

• Environmentally and socially-extended input-output analysis , • Advances in methods (e.g., life cycle assessment, social impact assessment, resilience a , • Sustainable consumption and production


ThS-8 » Applications of EEIO (09:45 - Thursday, 29th June, Room E)

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