Global view boosts Swedish emissions by a quarter

Environment agency calculates overall climate impact from Swedish consumption habits

Sweden's extended carbon footprint is one-quarter greater than its current emission inventory shows, according to research published by the country's environmental protection agency (EPA).

The new figures include emissions caused by Swedish consumption "regardless of where in the world or in the production chain the emissions occur".  This approach allocates responsibility for all emissions to the final consumers of goods and services and provides "a better picture of how [national] patterns of consumption affect climate", the EPA says.

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