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Mega sporting events (MSEs) such as the FIFA World Cup and the Olympics always attract people around the world to visit the hosting country, boosting its tourism and business, and leaving a positive legacy. However, such events also leave significant negative impacts on the environment such as an increase in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the host and neighbouring countries. Learn more

The circular economy proposes a paradigm shift from the ‘take-make-waste’ type of economic system and aims to foster innovation, resource efficiency, and waste prevention. Mega sporting events can be considered great opportunities to promote sustainable cities and communities and leave a lasting positive legacy after the post-game stage. Learn more

The largest portion of carbon emissions of global construction industry stem from the regional and global supply chains of the construction industries. Carbon reduction policies should not only consider the limited regional impacts; however, it must take into account the role of indirect, complex and interconnected global supply chains of construction industries. Learn more

Tracking the environmental impacts of production, use, and disposal of products (e.g., goods, and services) have been an important issue in the global economy. Although Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is a widely applied method to track these environmental impacts and support policies, it has certain limitations and an isolated way of evaluating the environmental impacts with no consideration of social and economic impacts and mechanisms. Learn more

Global Sustainability Accounting Platform

S3Lab researchers developed the first web-based global sustainability accounting platform (G-SAP) that can capture the regional and global sustainability footprints on nation’s production and consumption. This online decision making tool enables the users to conduct a detailed, global and supply chain-based sustainability assessment in a 6 simple steps. A Multi Region Input-Output (MRIO) analysis is used to develop the mathematical foundation of the tool. Various global multiregional input-output database are used in order to obtain an industry-by-industry multi-region input-output tables, emission factors and satellite matrices.

Using our tool, decision makers can evaluate the regional and global environmental, economic, and social footprints of a specific sector for a given year, estimate the scope-based carbon footprint, visualize the geographical distribution of sustainability impacts worldwide and develop dynamic charts comparisons the sectors or countries and understand the contribution of upstream global supply chain to the net sustainability footprint.