Sweden set to regulate the ‘carbon footprint’ of imported goods

Posted: April 9, 2022 by oldbrew in climate, Emissions, government, net zero
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Photosynthesis: nature requires carbon dioxide


Another climate sucker falls for the idea that nature’s life giver carbon dioxide is a threat to human existence which can and should be controlled, when a lack of it would be the real problem.
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A deal between Sweden’s political parties positions the country to take responsibility for the carbon footprint of imported goods, says Climate Home News.

Sweden’s political parties agreed on Thursday to include consumption-based emissions within its climate targets, making it the first country in the world to make the leap into the complex realm of overseas emissions reporting.

National climate targets rely on reporting the emissions that are created on a country’s territory.

In Sweden’s case, it has used that data to write a 2045 net-zero target into law, making it one of Europe’s most ambitious green-leaning nations.

Those credentials were burnished further on Thursday when a cross-parliamentary environmental committee agreed to include consumption-based emissions – pollution generated overseas to make products for import – in Sweden’s climate targets.

“The inclusion of consumption emissions in Sweden’s emission targets is historical and something that many organisations have worked towards for a long time,” said Karin Lexén, secretary general at the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation.

Greta Thunberg, who started a global youth climate movement from Stockholm, has long argued rich countries need to take responsibility for – and reduce – consumption-based emissions.

The committee’s recommendation still needs to be adopted and other details, such as how to take into account Sweden’s exports, as well as international aviation and shipping, need to be worked out.

Full article here.

Comments
  1. […] Sweden set to regulate the ‘carbon footprint’ of imported goods […]

  2. JB says:

    Ah yes, the Swedes. They were the first to go overboard on the hazards of electric fields in the early 90s. Set up all these stringent standards they wanted the world to conform to. Nothing ever came of it. Its no wonder my ancestors immigrated from there. What was left behind were political knuckleheads.

  3. jeremyp99 says:

    That’ll be fun for turbine and solar panel components…

  4. Phoenix44 says:

    They are going to find its an unholy mess. Where do you start in a modern supply chain? At the mine? Let’s try batteries and work out emissions from mining cobalt in DRC, then to China then to somewhere else, then to Volvo.

    If you want to do this, have a carbon tax. That does it all for you.

  5. oldbrew says:

    What were those 26 COP jamborees supposed to achieve?

    ‘Methane and CO2 emissions broke new record in 2021’

    The annual increase of atmospheric methane in 2021 was the largest in the last 39 years, according to new research

    https://www.energylivenews.com/2022/04/08/methane-and-co2-emissions-broke-new-record-in-2021/
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    Sweden can get its headlines and play its ’emissions’ games, but nothing will change. The world needs its fuels – ask China, India etc.

  6. stpaulchuck says:

    it’s a way to cause pain to other countries, nothing but large scale fascism. If you don’t report the numbers they demand either they won’t import your goods or they will slap a huge tariff on your goods in favor of some country that will pencil whip the numbers.

    First ask them to prove in a court of law that CO2 causes the climate to warm while a myriad of real scientists disprove it or put it into “we don’t know” column. Then sue in International court for restraint of trade and extortion.

  7. oldbrew says:

    Sweden will be wasting its time…

    ‘Methane and CO2 emissions broke new record in 2021′

    The annual increase of atmospheric methane in 2021 was the largest in the last 39 years, according to new research

    https://www.energylivenews.com/2022/04/08/methane-and-co2-emissions-broke-new-record-in-2021/
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    More people, more industry, better living standards all require more fuel. The world won’t worry what Sweden does.

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