john barrettWhile there have been a number of papers that calculate consumption-based GHG emissions, we were keen to present a paper [now published in Climate Policy Journal, Vol. 13, issue 4] that documents its application to climate policy, recognising the uncertainty in the calculations and presenting the future research challenges.

In this blog I’ve mapped out the “policy journey” of consumption-based emissions in the UK. The journey began in 2005 with initial estimates of the UK’s consumption based emissions right up until 2013 with consumption-based emissions now being a headline indicator for the UK Government with a number of serious policy options being considered.

Read the rest at the Climate Change and Climate Strategies Policy Journal Blog at http://www.climatestrategies.wordpress.com.

Professor John Barrett holds the position of Chair of Sustainability Research at the Sustainability Research Institute (SRI), University of Leeds.

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