The supply chain of CO2 emissions

“Nations where fossil fuel resources are extracted or where the goods made with fossil energy are consumed may benefit from (and yet disclaim) emissions that occur elsewhere.”

“Nations report and assume responsibility for carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from fossil fuels that are burned within their sovereign terrritory. However, both fossil fuels and consumer goods manufactured with fossil energy are commonly transported internationally.”

“Here we provide access to detailed results from analyses of the original sources of fossil fuels and the ultimate destinations of goods and services reliant on these fuels: the “supply chain” of CO2 emissions.”

By Steven J. Davisa,1, Glen P. Petersb, and Ken Caldeiraa


(via El País)