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By the way, what’s the British Green Deal?

The United Kingdom has set itself the target of reducing carbon emissions by 80% by 2050. Within this context, the UK will have 85% of its current housing stock in 2050. Emissions from buildings account for “43% of the UK’s total greenhouse gas emissions”.

Willing to fight these issues, the UK government has launched a scheme, called the Green Deal, with the aim of helping households increase the energy efficiency of their homes. “Under this scheme, 14 millions homes could be fitted with insulation and other energy-saving measures”. Thanks to this scheme, the UK Government is expecting to create 65,000 new jobs across the supply chain.

George Monbiot on how the UK outsourced its carbon footprint – animation

How the UK outsourced its carbon footprint

In this very provocative short animation, Guardian columnist George MONBIOT teams up with Leo Murray and green charity PIRC to explain the UK’s ‘carbon omissions’. Officially, UK carbon emissions have been falling for the past decade, but when you count the carbon outsourced to China and other countries, the UK’s emissions have actually gone up by around a fifth. George Monbiot on how the UK outsourced its carbon footprint – animation

click on the picture to watch the 3-minute animation.

We’ll see sooner how carbon offsetting and carbon outsourcing can be very counter-productive to make our economies in UE more competitive.

 

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