International governments have put caps in place to limit carbon dioxide emissions from industry. What are emissions caps and will they solve the problem?
- The percentage of carbon emissions varies around the world, and depends on many factors.
- Governments have set caps to limit carbon consumption and there are several methods used to reduce emissions.
- Carbon offsetting and carbon trading are the two main ways governments and large organisations can meet the caps on carbon emissions.
- The best long-term solution is to reduce carbon emissions and start using alternative, less harmful sources of energy.
Our carbon consumption – or our carbon footprint – differs wildly based on culture, industry, consumerism, transportation and many other factors.
Percentage of global carbon emissions, 2007:
UK – 1.84%
USA – 19.91%
China – 22.30%
We live in a world that is heavily carbon-dependent.
If we attempted to completely stop emissions of carbon dioxide …
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