Trade activities inflate Nordic carbon footprint

Nordic countries import the equivalent of about 70% of their domestic carbon dioxide emissions and this share is increasing, according to a report released by the Nordic Council of Ministers on Thursday. Sweden has the largest share with 93%.

The report looks at trade-related emissions from products such as electronics and toys. According to a statement, Sweden and Finland's emissions have risen by 39% and 36% respectively over the past decade, with marked acceleration from 2001 to 2004.

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