The world's richest countries, including the
Outsourcing of emissions comes in the form of electronic devices such as smartphones and cheap clothes manufactured in
A draft of the latest report from the
Much of that rise was due to the burning of coal, the report says. And much of that coal was used to power factories in
Since 2000, annual carbon dioxide emissions for
The picture is similar for other rising economies producing goods for export, the report finds.
"A growing share of CO2 emissions from fossil fuel combustion in developing countries is released in the production of goods and services exported, notably from upper-middle-income countries to high-income countries," the report says.
"A growing share of global emissions is released in the manufacture of products that are traded across international borders."
The newly wealthy elites of
In addition, a large and growing share of the carbon pollution attributed to
The 29-page draft, a summary for policymakers, was dated 17 December. An edited version is due to be published in April. The report is the third in a series by the IPCC, summing up the state of the climate crisis since 2007 and prospects for solutions. The first part was released in September. It is stark about the chances of avoiding dangerous climate change - especially if deep cuts in greenhouse gas emissions are pushed back beyond 2030.
Temperatures have already risen by 0.8C since the dawning of the industrial age, the report says. Unless there are deep cuts in emissions - up to 70% of current levels by 2050 - or a near-quadrupling of renewable energy, governments may have to fall back increasingly on experimental technologies for sucking carbon dioxide from the air to avoid dangerous warming, it warns.
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