Friday, 18 November 2011

Recovery is a dirty word... as carbon emissions are outstripping economic growth

The global financial recovery has been unkind on the environment, with carbon emissions rising faster than economic growth, a report has warned.

Analysis by the PwC Low Carbon Economy Index shows that during the recession many countries, including the UK, saw emissions fall faster than gross domestic product - a broad measure of the total economy.

This was because their manufacturing output fell, and not because of environmentally conscious politicians or businesses.

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