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Carbon cop out: let's make zero really mean zero

The climate crisis is spiralling and the world needs to cut carbon emissions fast.

But when the UK government says it’s working towards Net Zero carbon, it’s only talking about emissions produced in the UK.

As a nation, we outsource carbon emissions to other countries through the huge amounts of food, clothes and gadgets we import from around the world.

Right now the UK has no target to cut these outsourced carbon emissions – despite the fact that they account for just under half of our carbon footprint.

We need to play our part in helping to reduce them.  Time to set a target for outsourced carbon.

As it stands, net zero carbon doesn't actually mean zero at all... but we have a chance to change that.

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