Cap and Share Meeting

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Birmingham, Thursday 15th July 2010, 1.30 – 5.00pm.

A Cap and Share UK meeting took place at Birmingham Voluntary Service Council Conference Centre (Address 138 Digbeth, Birmingham B5 6DR, tel. 0121 643 4343, or see www.bvsc.org)

Meeting Agenda:

(1) Developments since the last meeting in Winchester – including the UNEP, Ireland, ZCB 2030, discussions with colleagues in the USA and Germany (commons’ alliances), the upcoming Cap and Share video.

(2) Finance Report

(3) Upcoming Cap and Share Book, with short presentations from on content from the co-authors on the themes of the book. (See below for more details.)

(4) Future Strategy including up and coming events and our intervention in them.

(5) AOB

Book Outline

Chapter One

Economics and politics after Copenhagen – what we have to do (including CO2 targets and draw down) and the context for climate policy (incl peak oil and the financial crisis).

Chapter Two

Climate politics and economics – helping communities survive and even thrive and the political economy of the climate commons.

Chapter Three

Policy Packages – Cap and Share, the Carbon Maintenance Fund and the domestic policy packages which are complementary or competitive to them.

Chapter Four

Cap and Share variants – written and presented with diagrams – as a national and an international scheme, as a hybrid scheme (eg. alongside the ETS and the Carbon Reduction Commitment), with the Transition Fund etc. The Carbon Maintenance Funds in diagrams.

Chapter Five

Institutional and legal architectures – setting up a Global Sky Trust and Sky Trust Network and what it would look like.

Chapter Six

Open Questions: – a chapter where alternative viewpoints are put on different questions where there is disagreement (eg. different views on “the share in Cap and Share”.) Each person would get up to three pages for each controversy.

Chapter Seven

How we get there – the road from here to there.

Cap and Share Events, Events with Feasta member participation, Seminars by Feasta members

About the author

Caroline Whyte collaborated with Richard Douthwaite on an online update of his book Short Circuit: Strengthening Local Economies in an Unstable World in 2002-3 and went on to study ecological economics at Mälardalen University in Sweden in 2005-6, writing a masters thesis on the relationship between central banking and sustainability. She compiled the conclusion for Feasta's 2011 book Fleeing Vesuvius and was a contributor to the Feasta Climate Group's book Sharing for Survival in 2012. She lives in central France, from where she edits the Feasta website.

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