Kavita Srinivasan . The CCC Secretariat .

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. This presentation summarises the CCC’s analysis and policy conclusions.


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