Consumption-based carbon accounting: does it have a future?

Research article by Stavros Afionis, John Barrett, Andy Gouldson, Marco Sakai, Kate Scott

Internationally, allocation of responsibility for reducing greenhouse gas emissions is currently based on the production-based (PB) accounting method, which measures emissions generated in the place where goods and services are produced. However, the growth of emissions embodied in trade has raised the question whether we should switch to, or amalgamate PB accounting, with other accounting […]

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