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Mapped: The world’s largest CO2 importers and exporters

shipping containers
Afternoon aerial view of cargo shipping containers stacked on docks, in Los Angeles, US, 18/08/2016. Credit: trekkerimages / Alamy Stock Photo.

Around 22% of global CO2 emissions stem from the production of goods that are, ultimately, consumed in a different country. However, traditional inventories do not include emissions associated with imported goods

July 5, 2017 — While the US and many European countries have reduced their domestic emissions over recent decades, some of this reduction has been offset by increasing imports from countries, such as China, that have a more carbon-intensive energy mix. Continue reading Mapped: The world’s largest CO2 importers and exporters