Can Carbon Labeling Be Development Friendly?
Recommendations on How to Improve Emerging Schemes
World Bank | By Paul Brenton, Gareth Edwards-Jones, and Michael F. Jensen
Carbon accounting and labeling for products are new instruments of supply chain management that may affect developing country export opportunities. Most instruments in use today are private business management tools, although the underlying science and methodologies may spread to issues subject to public regulation. This note seeks to inform stakeholders involved in the design of carbon labeling schemes and in the making of carbon emission measurement methodologies about an overlooked issue: How can carbon labeling be made to be both development friendly and scientifically correct in its representation of developing-country agricultural sectors?
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