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The climate and the commons

Feb 08, 2016 Comments Off on The climate and the commons by
Over the course of several decades Elinor Ostrom and her colleagues carried out extensive research on effectively managed commons around the world, and drew up a set of guidelines that could be applied to the atmosphere as well. This article by Caroline Whyte is the second of a series discussing precedents for CapGlobalCarbon.
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The Paris agenda: leave fossil fuels in the ground, auction permits, protect people

Oct 29, 2015 Comments Off on The Paris agenda: leave fossil fuels in the ground, auction permits, protect people by
Mike Sandler writes that the math is clear: there is a carbon bubble. The science on climate change indicates that there is no time for low initial national "contributions" with "ratcheting up ambition" after 5 or 10 year review periods.
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What if Janet Yellen joined Todd Stern in Paris?

Oct 08, 2015 Comments Off on What if Janet Yellen joined Todd Stern in Paris? by
Mike Sandler argues that the only way to get a binding cap on fossil fuel extraction onto the agenda in Paris is to add a few key people to Todd Stern's entourage, starting with Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and President Obama's economic advisers.
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Precedent for CapGlobalCarbon: the International Campaign to Ban Landmines

Oct 08, 2015 Comments Off on Precedent for CapGlobalCarbon: the International Campaign to Ban Landmines by
CapGlobalCarbon may seem dauntingly ambitious, but it isn’t by any means the first global-level initiative to be led by civil society, and important lessons can be learnt from past experience. In a series of blog posts on the CapGlobalCarbon site Caroline Whyte will be examining several of these precedents, starting with the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL).
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Why negotiations and the IPCC are unlikely to make sure we’ll be safe

Sep 21, 2015 Comments Off on Why negotiations and the IPCC are unlikely to make sure we’ll be safe by
"It is astounding to realise that the international community has failed 20 times to sufficiently address climate change. For how long do we have to keep telling ourselves that it all will be different this time around?" asks Erik-Jan Van Oosten. He explores the reasons why the current negotiation process is unlikely to succeed before going on to propose a Plan B: CapGlobalCarbon.
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Cap & Share in the run-up to Paris

Aug 09, 2015 Comments Off on Cap & Share in the run-up to Paris by
Is it realistic to insist, as Feasta climate group members are doing, that world citizens could set up a global trust that would issue fossil fuel extraction permits , thus ensuring that greenhouse gas emissions gradually reduce to zero? What about politics? Cartel pressure and greed? And how can we get the word out about Cap & Share in the first place? Laurence Matthews makes some practical suggestions.
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Update on the “Sink or Sue” climate litigation project

Nov 06, 2014 Comments Off on Update on the “Sink or Sue” climate litigation project by
Here's an update by David Knight on the Feasta climate group's plan to organize a mock trial next year, in partnership with a large group of allies, many of whom already have legal experience relating to climate change. The mock trial will be an initial step towards a real court action and would develop and test a claim against a fictitious British Fossil fuel company for contributing to the damage caused by climate change.
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Lessons learnt from the not-so-radical Tyndall emissions conference

Feb 22, 2014 Comments Off on Lessons learnt from the not-so-radical Tyndall emissions conference
Several Feasta climate group members attended the Tyndall Radical Emissions Reduction conference in December 2013. Three of them - Nick Bardsley, Brian Davey and Laurence Matthews - have shared their reactions to the way the conference was organised. You can also download posters that were displayed at the conference by John Jopling, Nick Bardsley and Brian Davey.
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“Fresh approaches to tackling climate change” FEASTA climate group workshop

Jul 05, 2013 Comments Off on “Fresh approaches to tackling climate change” FEASTA climate group workshop
Governments aren't tackling the climate crisis - so what can be done? That is the question that Feasta climate group members sought to answer in two cutting edge workshops in Winchester at the end of June. Uniquely, the two day workshop brought together lawyers, social scientists, ecological economists and climate change activists who were briefed on the science of sea level rise and extreme weather events by two leading climate scientists.
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Revolution Justified: Review

Dec 04, 2012 5 Comments
by John Jopling. How could governments be forced to take the necessary measures to address climate change? In his book Revolution Justified, Roger Cox suggests that legal action may provide the best way forward; an idea shared by many in Feasta's climate group.
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Cap and Share in India (from Sharing for Survival)

Nov 20, 2012 Comments Off on Cap and Share in India (from Sharing for Survival)
Should the funds from Cap and Share be distributed equally to individuals or are there better ways of using them? Indians are even more in need of financial help than those suffering from austerity programmes in the west, but James Bruges explains why he believes it would be better to distribute to community organisations in India. He starts his chapter of Sharing for Survival with some comments on climate and also covers related economic issues.
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Cap and Share in Pictures (from Sharing for Survival)

Aug 21, 2012 Comments Off on Cap and Share in Pictures (from Sharing for Survival)
This chapter by Laurence Matthews from our latest book illustrates some features of Cap & Share, a programme for gradually eliminating global fossil fuel use which places a strong emphasis on fairness and equity.
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Climate Change and Peak Oil: two sides of the same coin?

Jul 13, 2012 Comments Off on Climate Change and Peak Oil: two sides of the same coin?
This talk given by David Knight on July 4th describes three possible future scenarios: runaway climate change; collapse triggered by peak oil; and "green future". He takes into account recent claims that peak oil can be postponed by the adoption of unconventional methods of oil production, and he concludes by presenting a wish list of actions by governments and citizens.
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