This three part series looks at the growth of traded carbon. It isn’t about ‘carbon trading’ but instead how carbon moves around the world in the form of fuels and embodied in products, and what implications this has for climate policy.
We looks at three main ideas : the growth of carbon in trade, who the big traders are and the ‘carbon gaps’ between extraction, production and consumption emissions.
All the data used in this series is based on the recent, and freely downloadable, paper ‘Climate policy and dependence on traded carbon‘ by Robbie Andrew, Steven Davis and Glen Peters. Many thanks to Robbie in particular for providing so much data.