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Understanding the Global Environmental Footprint and Impacts of Welsh Consumption 2023


This project aimed to improve understanding of the global environmental footprint and impacts of commodities that are consumed within Wales, but that may be produced anywhere in the world. Understanding this is key to addressing both the climate and nature emergencies, and to meeting the requirements set out in Wales’ Well-being of Future Generations Act.

Accompanying report is an annex (Annex 1), which provides an introduction to consumption based metrics in a Welsh context, This is provided in PDF format, with an accompanying text-only version (PDF).

The following datasets are also provided:

  • Datasheet 1: Copies of Figures 1 to 16 with accompanying data tables.
  • Datasheet 2: GEIC Indicators Phase 1 and Phase 2.
  • Datasheet 3: Datasets for Maize, Soy and Timber.

The country/territory names in this report, related files and datasheets, come from the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation.

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Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2023·08·01

Lin, D., Iha, K., Galli, A., Wackernagel, M., West, C., Croft, S., Egan, C., Molotoks, A., Simpson, J., Caudle, K. & Harris, M. 2023. Understanding the Global Environmental Footprint and Impacts of Welsh Consumption. JNCC Report 743 (Project Report), JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 0963-8091.

This report was produced by JNCC in collaboration with the Global Footprint Network and the Stockholm Environment Institute at the University of York, under contract to Welsh Government.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2024·01·31

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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