Stakeholder meeting in China, 10th of November 2015, Beijing

Tackling climate change requires complementing production-focused policies with consumption-based approaches. Doing so can also help to more directly address consumption as a driver of increasing emissions by realising a wider range of mitigation options along the value chain and at the point of final consumption.

Second Stakeholder Engagement Workshop, 8th of October 2015, Geneva

Carbon-CAP organised its second stakeholder engagement workshop on the 8th of October 2015 in Geneva.

Whereas some countries have been able to reduce emissions at the production level, they have in some cases increased them at the consumption level through imports of carbon embodied in internationally traded goods and services. As a result, for some countries total emissions remained unchanged or even increased. It is therefore necessary to account for emissions occurring through consumption and explore policies for addressing such emissions.

Carbon-CAP at Our Common Future Under Climate Change, 7th-10th of July 2015, Paris

Carbon-CAP presented in a session at the conference 'Our Common Future under Climate Change'. The conference took place on the 7th-10th of July 2015 at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris.

Carbon-CAP Side event at the UNFCCC session, 10th of June 2015, Bonn

The Carbon-CAP consortium hosted a side event at the UNFCCC Bonn session on 10th June 2015.

Consumption is a key driver of increasing emissions, and emissions embodied in internationally traded goods and services are growing. However, current climate policies focus primarily on production-based approaches. Complementary approaches targeting consumption-related emissions can help address carbon embedded in international trade and the role of consumption as a driver of emissions in order to generate more effective and ambitious mitigation action.