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carbon leakage
Definition

The situation that may occur if, for reasons of costs related to climate policies, businesses were to transfer production to other countries with laxer emission constraints. This could lead to an increase in their total emissions. The risk of carbon leakage may be higher in certain energy-intensive industries.

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Concept URL: http://www.eionet.europa.eu/gemet/concept/15089