Carbon Emissions: Overseas Trade

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 17th September 2018.

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Photo of Alison Thewliss Alison Thewliss Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Treasury), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate has been made of potential additional CO2 emissions created as a result of increased trade with countries outside of the EU.

Photo of Claire Perry Claire Perry The Minister of State, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Minister of State (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Energy and Clean Growth)

The Government publishes experimental statistics on the ‘UK’s Carbon Footprint’. The footprint refers to ‘consumption’ emissions that are associated with the consumption spending of UK residents on goods and services, wherever in the world these emissions arise along the supply chain. The latest publication is available from: www.gov.uk/government/statistics/uks-carbon-footprint.

This publication does not include projections of potential additional carbon dioxide emissions created as a result of increased trade with countries outside of the EU.

The Government is committed to tackling climate change. We are focused on galvanising international action to cut emissions, including by helping to secure the landmark Paris Agreement in 2015, and have been developing our approach on assessing emissions associated with international trade and imports alongside domestic emissions.

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