Project Details

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This project builds on earlier studies and empirical assessments carried out by WU for the OECD between 2014 and 2019 that aimed at proposing a harmonised methodology to produce international data and indicators on demand-based material flows as part of the OECD’s work on environmental and green growth indicators and on monitoring progress towards the SDGs. The project contains three tasks: (i) the preparation of an expert workshop to construct global models for assessing material footprints; (ii) elaboration of a guidance document to help countries and international organisations calculate demand-based measures of material flows applying an input-output-based methodology; and (iii) delivering an updated roadmap for establishing a coordinated global framework for measuring material flows and further advancing the measurement agenda in the next 5 to 10 years.
AcronymOECD MF V
Effective start/end date1/04/2128/02/22

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Austrian Classification of Fields of Science and Technology (OEFOS)

  • 201128 Sustainable building
  • 405004 Sustainable agriculture
  • 502042 Environmental economics
  • 105904 Environmental research