Oregon’s consumption-based inventory measures greenhouse gas emissions
produced around the world due to the state’s consumption of goods and services
like cars, food, fuels, appliances and clothing—many of which are produced in
other states or overseas. This inventory accounts for total emissions from
producing, using and disposing of a product.
The consumption-based inventory supplements DEQ’s sector-based inventory, which measures emissions that occur
inside the state’s borders, as well as emissions from generating electricity
that is imported for use in Oregon.
than half of the consumption-based emissions occur in other states or nations
and are not included in the sector-based inventory. Together these two
inventories tell a more complete story of how Oregon contributes to climate change
and, by extension, opportunities to reduce emissions.
The consumption-based greenhouse gas emissions inventory tracks
emissions produced in Oregon and around the world due to the products and
services Oregonians consume.
Greenhouse Gas Emissions page to
see the latest comprehensive report on Oregon’s greenhouse gas emissions. Appendix
B provides additional information on consumption-based emissions and the