Imports increase UK’s CO2 emissions by 10%

According to a new report from the Committee on Climate Change (CCC):

The UK’s carbon footprint has increased by 10% over the past two decades, as growth in imported emissions has more than offset the 19% reduction in production emissions

This CCC report is cleverly discussed in an article from the newsroom of edie.net and illustrates the relevance of the need to move towards measuring carbon consumption instead of carbon production and the need for an international understanding and agreement to avoid carbon leakage.

Read the full article here.