It is a first attempt to estimate the environmental pressures from these economic sectors using the carbon footprint as a main indicator. Methane and nitrous oxide emissions were included for Hotels and Catering services, and Food and Drink production.

To assess the direct and indirect environmental impacts of a range of production and service operations, previous work by the South West Regional Development Agency had identified the following economic sectors in the South West region of the UK:

  • Transport Equipment manufacture including aerospace
  • Motor Vehicle manufacture
  • Hotels and Catering services
  • Food and Drink manufacture
  • Business Services

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