Scope 2 & 3
Climate change doesn't respect international boarders, nore does pollution, contamination or indeed contagious viruses. The pandemic has demonstrated that arbitrary lines on a map are entirely insignificant in a globalised world.
We have effectively exported our manufacturing to developing nations and all we really see is the final product on our shelves or favourite online retailer. We no longer see the manufacturing process or the costs associated that aren't reflected in the price tag such as environmental impact or health and welfare of the workforce.
Scope 2 emissions relate to the global transportation of these products and Jersey in particular as a small, strongly populated island with a high affluence and consumption rate will no doubt contribute significantly towards this section of the carbon account. We are so used to seeing supermarket shelves brimming with products, a comforting sign of choice and abundance. Just bringing these items to Jersey through a myriad of transportation infrastructures will have a (difficult to audit but) significant emissions and environmental impact.
Even harder to audit are Scope 3, the emissions related to the manufacturing of all the items that we in our consumer driven society demand.
Our demand for products and the style of our consumerism (having new products available at the click of a button - literally) fuels Scope 2 & 3.
Why the contribution is important
We can't blame developing nations for environmental impact when that is c
by brucecarnegie on March 10, 2021 at 11:05AM