EU climate policy means exporting ’emissions’ to other parts of the world

Posted: May 24, 2020 by oldbrew in climate, Emissions, ideology
Tags: , , ,


Exporting jobs as well, in pursuit of their ‘climate ambition’ aka fantasy. EU voters should be careful what they wish for.
– – –
The EU has an ambition of being climate neutral in 2050, says Science Daily.

It is hoped that this can be achieved through a green transition in the energy sector and CO2-intensive industries, as well as through altered consumer behavior such as food habits and travel demands among the EU population.

However, should the EU implement its most ambitious decarbonization agenda, while the rest of the world continues with the status quo, non-EU nations will end up emitting more greenhouse gases, thereby significantly offsetting the reductions of EU emissions.

This is the conclusion of a new policy brief prepared by economics experts at the University of Copenhagen’s Department of Food and Resource Economics.

For every tonne of CO2 emissions avoided in the EU, around 61.5% of that tonne will in that case be emitted somewhere else in the world. This carbon leakage, as it is known, will result in a global CO2 savings of 385 kilos only.

The policy brief is based on the conclusions of a purposely-built economic model. The model, part of the EU Horizon 2020 project EUCalc, seeks to describe various pathways to decarbonizing the EU economy.

“Obviously, the EU’s own climate footprint will be significantly reduced. But the EU’s economy is intertwined with the rest of the world through trade relations, which would change as we implement a green transition in our energy sector, industries and ways of life. Part of the emissions that Europe ‘saves’ through an extensive green transition could possibly be ‘leaked’ to the rest of the world through, among other things, trade mechanisms, depending on the climate policy of other countries,” according to economist and brief co-author Professor Wusheng Yu, of the University of Copenhagen’s Department of Food and Resource Economics.

“If the world beyond the EU does not follow suit and embark on a similar green transition, the decline in global greenhouse gas emissions will effectively be limited and well below the level agreed upon in EU climate policy,” adds co-author, economist and Yu’s department fellow, Francesco Clora.

Continued here.

Comments
  1. saighdear says:

    Without putting figures to it, isn’t that what Maggie ( Mrs T.) was doing by closing down the Pits and Steelworks, ETC. ( all o ur HEAVY Industry – where REAL WEALTH is created) so that we could no longer be called the “Dirty old Man of Europe” ? …. and LOOK where we are now? Cannot get Respirators off-the-shelf, or even PPE goods ( of course we kind of want to BAN use =Production of PLASTIC goods) ……

  2. ivan says:

    It has been proved time and time again the definition of an expert I first used back in the 50s is absolutely correct – X is the unknown quantity and a spurt is a drip under pressure.

    Here we see the drips pushing people to conform for no valid reason. Oh to get back to real world science again but I won’t hold my breath while waiting.

  3. cognog2 says:

    These Zero Emission schemes depend on the intended stealth lie which will be imposed upon us by governments of all persuasions hell bent on this Zero Scam. CO2 emissions will be DEEMED zero when they have been financially exported to others and we all will be expected to believe this or get classified as a Denier and if you don’t come to heel they will play havoc with your smart meter.
    This all apart from the inflated costs of the renewables scam.

  4. Gamecock says:

    Hard to tell what Professor Yu’s point is.

    ‘“If the world beyond the EU does not follow suit and embark on a similar green transition”‘

    IF ?!?!

    There is no ‘if.’ They are not going to.

    But Gamecock will be happy to see your factories move over here to the southeastern U.S.

    Move soon while the best locations are still available, and interest rates are low. Unemployment up, so workers should be easy to get, too.

  5. JB says:

    “the decline in global greenhouse gas emissions will effectively be limited and well below the level agreed upon in EU climate policy”

    Yep. Nature must conform to policy.
    Man must conform to policy.
    Policy must conform to whoever has the bucks and the biggest stick. All that’s needed for the world to be a better place is mandate it–at the point of a gun barrel, or as is now the fad, needle.

    Sounds just like the harpy who persistently argues with the weather.

  6. saighdear says:

    RE: X & Spurts, how about this for controlling the future: coercion https://www.thescottishfarmer.co.uk/business_sales/18461897.reducing-emissions-improves-efficiency/?ref=eb Feel like calling it Co-earshed as we would say out in the Fields. from all those young X-Spurts – All the learned wise men have gone, it seems, or are lying low.
    So don’t blame the Scottish Farmer for Food shortages, after the perfect storm arrives: Covid should be another wake up call – yes farmers are s till working but we DO have problems in getting the same level of SERVICE for our equipment and Crops ( have to be planted, weeded and Harvested – you all know ALL ABOUT that ! )

  7. oldbrew says:

    The EU thinks it has a ‘climate footprint’?
    😂

  8. stpaulchuck says:

    they will be under the table buying massive amounts of energy from ‘dirty’ sources. It’s guaranteed.

    All this is just posturing. It’s also about exerting control over the serfs even if it’s useless or even counter productive.

  9. gbaikie says:

    “EU climate policy means exporting ’emissions’ to other parts of the world”

    They instead should be exporting ’emissions’ off world.
    Or as micheal moore might say, why are giving other parts of world, your problem.

    Take responsibility, people, go to heaven.
    Look up!
    See the Moon, and give the Moon your problems.
    It lack people who going to bitch and send terrorists to your
    country.
    No Wuhan Flu!
    Go to the Moon!

  10. […] EU climate policy means exporting ’emissions’ to other parts of the world — Tallbloke’s … […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s