Sandbag is a UK based not-for-profit organisation campaigning for environmentally and economically effective climate policies, with a focus on the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS).
Our campaigns are supported by in-house research that monitors the environmental robustness of the ETS, the distribution of allowances, and how key sectors, installations and companies in the scheme are affected.
Through small changes in carbon markets, both in Europe and across the world, billions of tonnes of carbon dioxide can be prevented from entering the atmosphere; with our analysis and lobbying, we can make sure that’s what happens.
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Mapping European carbon emissions and allocations
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Welcome to our map of industrial greenhouse gas emissions in Europe. Since 2005, factories and power stations have been subject to legal caps on their emissions. To comply with these caps, participants must submit pollution permits to match their emissions. Each one is equivalent to a tonne of carbon dioxide. The permits were handed out for free and can be traded between participants.
Our map helps to show how much is being emitted by whom and how many permits they were given for free. In 2012 emissions were once again below the caps leaving 70% of sites with more permits than they need (coloured red on the map). Sandbag campaigns to reduce the number of permits in circulation so that less pollution is allowed to take place.
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You can easily embed the Sandbag 2014 EU Emissionsmap into your website. The map is 800px wide and 500px high. Please let us know if you do as we'd like to keep a record of where it's used.
Just copy the following html code and paste it where you want the map to appear on your site:
<iframe src ="" width="800px" height="500px"><p>Unfortunately your browser does not support iframes, so the embedded map could not be displayed. Please go to to see the Sandbag Emissionsmap</p></iframe>
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