EUREAKA! The EUREAPA tool is now available
We are proud to announce that after much hard work from project participants and OPEN EU partners the EUREAPA tool is ready for use.
The EUREAPA tool will allow you to quantitatively unravel global supply chains. Using detailed carbon, ecological and water footprint indicators the EUREAPA tool provides the full supply chain impacts associated with 62 product categories covering the food people eat, their housing and transportation, and other goods and services they consume.
The links between the consumption of a product type in one country and its production impacts elsewhere are identified and the top 10 sources of greatest impact are displayed.
Such functionality has not been provided in an online tool before and provides a greatly increased richness of information about the global impacts of our consumption.
As the wise saying goes: ‘EU REAP what you sow’, so let’s see how we can use this tool to ensure that the consequences of our actions result in an One Planet Economy where the economy respects all environmental limits and is both socially and financially sustainable.
Please click on the link below to access the tool.
To find out more about when and how to use the EUREAPA tool please click on the link below.
This report assesses the usefulness of the EUREAPA tool for policy makers in terms of, firstly, its capability in integrating the Footprint Family of indicators and a multi-regional input-output (MRIO) model of the global economy; and secondly, its usefulness for policy makers in the policy cycle and across relevant policy areas. It is meant to help users who are new to EUREAPA understand what is behind the tool and what they can use it for.
The report examines relevant policies, instruments and targets in the areas of agriculture, biodiversity and fisheries, climate change and energy, raw materials, regional development (cohesion policy), sustainable consumption and production, transport, and water and explores the extent to which the EUREAPA tool can inform policy decisions in these areas.
The report provides a practical example of how to use the EUREAPA tool, and it identifies the limitations and opportunities for further development of the Footprint Family and the EUREAPA tool.