New Study Discovers Countries with Transparent Mining Sectors Have Lower Carbon Emissions

In a new study conducted by the University of Sussex, data shows that countries which are part of the EITI (Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative) have recorded a 13% average decline in carbon emissions between the years 2000 and 2014. However, the world average carbon footprint per capita increased by 23% in the same period. The initiative demands financial transparency over gas, oil and mining revenues.

Benjamin Sovacool, an energy policy professor involved in the research, explains how…

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