Torpman, Olle | 2022
Ethics, Policy & Environment vol 25, no 3, 371–374
In ´Consumption-Baed Emissions Accounting and Historical Emissions´(Torpman, 2022), I argued that a move from production-based emissions accounting (PBEA) to consumtion-based emissions accounting (CBEA) would contribute to solving the problem of historical emissions. More precisely, the argument is that CBEA can assign currently living people remedial responsibility for historical emissions to the extent that they consume goods and services that embody historical emissions, which PBEA cannot. This argument has recently received some criticism, to which I aim to respond here.