UK climate policy must tackle outsourced emissions, say MPs

MPs have called for an updated UK greenhouse gas mitigation policy that takes account of the rapid growth in emissions embedded in imported goods.

Imports accounted for almost half of the UK's carbon footprint in 2009 (photo: Clynt Garnham Shipping/Alamy)
Imports accounted for almost half of the UK's carbon footprint in 2009 (photo: Clynt Garnham Shipping/Alamy)

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