The importance of household consumption as a contributor to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions has lately been emphasised in Sweden. It has for example been pointed out that emissions from Swedish consumption are around 25 per cent higher than those caused by production in the country.

Linked to this debate, the interest for policies targeting consumption is also growing. Personal carbon trading is one such proposed policy instrument, where GHG emissions from household consumption would be limited by an overall emissions cap.

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