“Carbon emissions from goods imported and consumed in the UK are rising more quickly than greenhouse gases are being cut domestically, MPs have warned.” (Source: The Telegraph)
Very interesting report from the UK’s Energy and Climate Parliamentary Committee. Their recommendations, if implemented, would give a completely different picture of the country’s climate "achievements". Can the EU Parliament take a similar initiative to push for consumption-based emissions reporting for all 27 member states?
More background information and the full report are available via the UK Parliament’s web site.
Using carbon as a protectionist trade barrier has been the wet dream of governments for decades now. Good luck with that.