Estimating the carbon footprint of Luxembourg residents

Published on 15/09/2022

Every summer, LIST looks back at the success stories from the previous year. The team of Claudia Hitaj and Thomas Gibon estimated the carbon footprint of Luxembourg residents and how a number of decarbonisation measures could help reducing our carbon footprint.

How should our economy, our lifestyles and our governance processes evolve in order to leave the fossil fuel era behind? The team, that Claudia Hitaj and Thomas Gibon are a part of, believes that technological progress alone will not guarantee the necessary ecological transition. Without downplaying the benefits of many technological advances, the aim is to explore the prospects of a more structural transformation of our society, of its economic, social, political and anthropological orientation.

Within the framework of the Luxembourg in Transition competition, an international consultation launched by the Luxembourg Ministry of Energy and Spatial Planning, the team presented its plan for a carbon-free and resilient future for Luxembourg, and was chosen as one of the competition's four winning teams. For the competition, the team estimated the carbon footprint of Luxembourg residents and how a number of decarbonisation measures in the mobility, housing, agriculture and food sectors could help achieve the aim of reducing the carbon footprint from 15 to 1.6 tonnes of CO2 eq. per person, per year, to comply with the Paris Climate Accords. The results of this project will be crucial for various follow-up projects at the national and international levels, and will serve as a basis for various awareness-raising activities.

Discover more success stories in the digital version of the LIST 2021 annual report, including videos, podcasts and links to more information, or download the PDF version, in English and French.

 

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