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Table 7 Total emissions and difference in the emissions from packaging from comparing regional and non-regional distribution systems in the four scenarios

From: Can a shift to regional and organic diets reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the food system? A case study from Qatar

Food products Consumption (Kg capita−1 year−1) Emission intensities of animal products (Kg CO2 Kg product−1) Emission intensities of plant-based products (Kg CO2 Kg product−1) Scenario 1 (KgCO2 capita−1 year−1) Scenario 2 (KgCO2 capita−1 year−1) Scenario 3 (KgCO2 capita−1 year−1) BAU (KgCO2 capita−1 year−1)
Non-regional Regional Non-regional Regional 100% non-regional (100% packaging) 100% regional (no packaging) 50% non-reg 50% reg 85% non-reg
Eggs 11.69   
Poultry meat 43.41 0.15 0    6.51 0 3.26 6.01
Farmed fish 16.05 0.12 0    1.95 0 0.98 1.35
Milk and dairy products 90.61   
Beef cattle 8.39 0.15 0    1.26 0 0.63 1.19
Sheep and goat milk meat 13.50 0.11 0    1.45 0 0.73 1.30
Difference in the emissions of animal products       11.17 0.00 5.59 9.79
Cereals 109.62   
Vegetables 160.27    0.062 0 9.98 0 4.99 8.86
Fruits 43.45    0.062 0 2.71 0 1.35 2.66
Dates 14.56    0.062 0 0.91 0 0.45 0.10
Difference in the emissions of plant-based products       13.59 0.00 6.80 11.63
Total difference in the emissions (plant-based + animal products)       24.76 0.00 12.38 21.41
  1. Separated results for animal and plant-based products in the four scenarios are shown. Please, note that the 100% regional (scenario 2) is the baseline for the calculation of the difference in the emissions
  2. Values in italic show differences in the emissions