Addressing Consumption-based Emissions: A Chinese Perspective

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.

The Carbon-Cap consortium and The Climate Group, China, organised a workshop to engage Chinese stakeholders from academia, the government and industry to discuss the opportunities and barriers for consumption-based accounting and policies. The meeting addressed global drivers of change in carbon emissions, explored behavioural improvement options and policy instruments to tackle demand-side emissions, and considered policy scenarios for consumption-based accounting.