A recent article in the Ecologist magazine by Laura Bannister and Paul Harnett advocates capping carbon on a global basis and distributing the proceeds from the sale of fossil fuel permits. This approach is along the same lines as the Feasta climate group’s CapGlobalCarbon initiative. The article also contains other useful analyses and links: https://theecologist.org/2019/aug/06/basic-income-and-global-commons…
Cap and Share Documents
Professor James K. Boyce's book explains why capping total global carbon emissions would put us on a path to fixing our enormous emissions problem, rather than just providing a tiny bandaid as offsets do. Review by Mike Sandler.
Willi Kiefel identifies some of the main causes of the ecological “downward spiral” we are currently trapped in, and makes six propositions for a transformation process to help us escape from it.
"What we must try to promise is not rising incomes but security," writes Brian Davey. "That's a fundamental point and I don't find it in the proposals for a Green New Deal, which is all about creating 'well paid jobs'. Since the consumption of our society is a major part of the problem, we have to wrestle with how we reduce our consumption."
Mike Sandler argues that Governor Newsom can "use climate dividends to make good on California’s desire for climate leadership, while making the expenditures simpler, less politicized, and more transparent" and also addressing the concerns of disadvantaged communities.
Extinction Rebellion activists peacefully occupied the Scottish Parliament on Friday January 25th, and engaged in a lively discussion about Cap and Share, the Feasta climate group's initiative for eliminating fossil fuel emissions equitably. Justin Kenrick reports.