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Emissions of SO₂ embodied in imported goods and services.

Long-Term Objective

Science-based/Technical optimum

The long-term objective for this indicator is a value of 0.


Lenzen, M., Geschke, A., West, J., Fry, J., Malik, A., Giljum, S., Milà i Canals, L., Piñero, P., Lutter, S., Wiedmann, T., Li, M., Sevenster, M., Potočnik, J., Teixeira, I., Van Voore, M., Nansai, K. and Schandl, H. (2022) Implementing the material footprint to measure progress towards Sustainable Development Goals 8 and 12. Nature Sustainability, 5, 157-166. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41893-021-00811-6


https://doi.org/10.1038/s41893-021-00811-6 ; data provided by Malik, A.

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Imported SO2 emissions