Type Research Project

Funding Bodies
  • Austrian Science Fund

Duration March 1, 2019 - Dec. 31, 2022

  • Institute for Ecological Economics IN (Details)


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Abstract (German)

Das Hauptziel des MF-Globe Projektes ist es, globale Material und Energieflüsse zu analysieren, die mit Produktions- und Konsumaktivitäten in Verbindung stehen. Mittels einer innovativen Verknüpfung bestehender globaler Datensätze aus Ernährung, Energie- und Handelsstatistiken sowohl in physischen als auch in monetären Einheiten wird die MF-GLOBE globale Material- und Energieflüsse so umfangreich, detailliert und robust berechnen können, wie kein Wirtschaft-Umweltmodell zuvor.

Abstract (English)

The MF-Globe project develops the first trade linked, multi regional physical suppy/use and input-output accounts for all biomass and energy commodities. Thereby, MF-Globe significantly enhances the robustness of material and energy footprint methods and delivers a fully transparent and urgently needed empirical basis for identifying possibilities to transform productions, trade and consumption patterns towards a low-carbon, resource efficient and circular economy.


Journal article

2022 Ye, Quanliang, Bruckner, Martin, Wang, Ranran, Schyns, Joep F, Zhuo, La, Yang, Lan, Su, Han, Krol, Maarten S. 2022. A hybrid multi-regional input-output model of China: Integrating the physical agricultural biomass and food system into the monetary supply chain. Resources, Conservation and Recycling. 177 open access (Details)
  Sun, Zhongxiao, Scherer, Laura, Tukker, Arnold, Spawn-Lee, Seth A., Bruckner, Martin, Gibbs, Holly K., Behrens, Paul. 2022. Dietary change in high-income nations alone can lead to substantial double climate dividend. Nature Food. (Details)
  Sun, Zhongxiao, Behrens, Paul, Tukker, Arnold, Bruckner, Martin, Scherer, Laura. 2022. Global Human Consumption Threatens Key Biodiversity Areas. Environmental Science and Technology. open access (Details)
  Sun, Zhongxiao, Behrens, Paul, Tukker, Arnold, Bruckner, Martin, Scherer, Laura. 2022. Shared and environmentally just responsibility for global biodiversity loss. Ecological Economics. 194 open access (Details)
2021 Helander, Hanna, Bruckner, Martin, Leipold, Sina, Petit-Boix, Anna, Bringezu, Stefan. 2021. Eating healthy or wasting less? Reducing resource footprints of food consumption. Environmental Research Letters. 16 (5), 054033 open access (Details)
  Dorninger, Christian, von Wehrden, Henrik, Krausmann, Fridolin, Bruckner, Martin, Feng, Kuishuang, Hubacek, Klaus, Erb, Karl-Heinz, Abson, David J. 2021. The effect of industrialization and globalization on domestic land-use: A global resource footprint perspective. Global Environmental Change. 69 102311 open access (Details)

Working/discussion paper, preprint

2021 Frey, Verena, Bruckner, Martin. 2021. The global carbon footprint of Austria's consumption of agricultural (food and non-food) products. Ecological Economic Papers, 41/2021. (Details)

Media report

2022 Bruckner, Martin. 2022. Klimakrise – Zellerschnitzel statt Schweinsbraten. (Details)


  • 4924 Sustainable development, sustainable economics (Details)