The great carbon swindle


This latest report from UK think tank the Centre for Policy Studies looks at the increase in the offshoring of emissions.

Britain’s commitment to cut greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050 shows how seriously the Government is taking this issue. But it does not address the increasing offshoring of emissions. A new paper from the Centre for Policy Studies calls for the introduction of a Carbon Border Tax on carbon-intensive imports to reduce global emissions and better support domestic industries. In ‘The Great Carbon Swindle’, respected energy and infrastructure analyst Tony Lodge, a CPS Research Fellow, explains how ‘carbon offshoring’ allows Britain to mask the full extent of the emissions involved in supply chains and calls for more action to be taken ahead of COP26.

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