UK may eventually need carbon border tax, George Eustice says

UK may eventually need carbon border tax, George Eustice says

Levy on imports related to CO2 generated by meat production might be necessary, says minister

The UK may eventually need to implement a carbon dioxide border tax to stop consumers effectively exporting greenhouse gas emissions abroad, the environment secretary has said.

On Sunday, George Eustice insisted he was not in favour of a domestic meat tax to help reduce global heating and that such a proposal had “never been on the cards”.

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