Monday, May 16, 2011

The Carbon Costs of Imports

Carbon Trust maps emissions 'flow' of traded goods | Duncan Clark | Environment |

"There aren't any huge surprises in the global overview, which largely confirm the conclusions of last month's report: around one-quarter of the world's emissions are now released during the production of goods for export; China's emissions are dwarfed by those of the US once imports and exports are taken into account; flows of finished goods have become just as significant as flows of commodities; and the UK's footprint shoots up by around one-third when international trade is taken into consideration."

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