SEI Publication

Author(s): Barrett, J.

Year: 2009

Type: Policy brief


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The Need for Sound Carbon Accounting in Scotland

Scotland’s carbon footprint has grown by 11 per cent since 1992, according to new research.

The figure includes greenhouse gases released overseas during the production of goods later consumed in Scotland and so is the most accurate gauge of the country’s emissions to date.

While emissions generated in Scotland fell by 13 percent between 1995 and 2004, when trade is taken account, greenhouse gases rose by 11 per cent over the same period.

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