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Intereconomics

, Volume 51, Issue 4, pp 209–212 | Cite as

The Climate Change Impact of Material Use

  • Arno BehrensEmail author
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Abstract

There is a direct physical relationship between the quantity of raw materials used in industrial processes, the energy required and, hence, GHG emissions. The latter are emitted in all stages of the product lifecycle: extraction, production, consumption and waste management.

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© ZBW and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre of European Policy StudiesBrusselsBelgium

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