rest of the world (RoW)

A dynamic concept that exists in the situation when both a global dataset and one or more non-global datasets are available for the same activity, time period, and macro-economic scenario. The definition is specific to each activity and depends on what defined geographies are available for the specific activity name. The activities with the Rest-of-the-World geographic location are generated automatically during the linking by the database service layer. In ecoinvent v3.2 (2015) and higher the RoW is generated as an exact copy of the GLO dataset with uncertainty adjusted. The newly generated RoW is then linked with activities of an adequate geographies creating RoW specific supply chain.


Abbreviation for rest of the world