UK leads G7 in per-capita growth & emission cuts

Since the Rio Summit, UK has grown more and cut carbon more than any other G7 nation

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Over the last 25 years, the UK has been the most successful G7 nation at both growing its economy and reducing its greenhouse gas emissions, new research shows.

A report by the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU) found that in the quarter century since the signing of the United Nations Climate Convention at the Rio Earth Summit, Britons have become richer, on average, than citizens of any other G7 nation. At the same time, we have reduced our average carbon footprint further than citizens of any other G7 nation.

The report is released to coincide with the launch of Mission 2020, a new initiative convened by former Executive Secretary of the UN Climate Convention Christiana Figueres, which aims to have global greenhouse gas emissions declining by 2020.

The report, Conscious decoupling, is available here.