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9 May, 2013
Whilst UK greenhouse gas emissions measured on a production basis have been falling, there is clear evidence that the UK’s carbon footprint (consumption emissions: production emissions netting off emissions embedded in exports but adding in emissions embedded in imports) are higher and have been rising.
Towards the end of 2012 , the Government asked the UK Committee on Climate Change to consider the role of consumption-based emissions in future policy making. This follows on from a report by the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee, which set out consumption-based emissions have increased and recommended that DECC should explore options for incorporating consumption-based emissions data into the policy-making process.
At this seminar the CCC presented an overview of its analysis and policy conclusions .
The report is available on the CCC website.