UK ‘Exporting Emissions’ to China – BBC

The BBC points to a new report that says that British dependence on China-made products is creating excessive carbon emissions:

The New Economic Foundation (Nef) says such reliance is adding to CO2 levels because China’s factories produce more CO2 per item than British ones.

The report also says many similar goods are both imported and exported, adding needlessly to CO2 output in transport.

Over the last year, UK imports from China rose by 10% nearing 6.5 million tonnes, Nef reports. [Full text]

Read also a write-up from Nef about the report.