Indirect emissions and carbon mitigation: A life-cycle account of IPCC sectors

Edgar G Hertwich

Yale University,

He is a professor of industrial ecology at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering. He is a recipient of the ISIE Laudise Medal. From 2003-2015, Hertwich directed the Industrial Ecology Programme at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Hertwich serves currently as the president of ISIE. He is a member of the International Resource Panel, where he directed the development of  reports on Priority Products and Materials and Green Energy Choices. He served as a lead author of the energy chapter of the 5th assessment report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. He grew up in Braunau, Austria, and has degrees from Princeton University and the University of California, Berkeley.


Only 6% of global greenhouse gas emissions occur in buildings, yet buildings are designated as a sector worthy of its own chapter in the IPCC WGIII report series, based on indirect emissions caused during production of... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Edgar G Hertwich (Yale University,)
  2. Richard Wood (NTNU)

Topic Areas

• Environmentally and socially-extended input-output analysis , • United Nations Sustainable Development Goals , • Public policy and governance


WS-12 » Industrial Ecology & UN Sustainable Development Goals (11:30 - Wednesday, 28th June, Room I)

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