What is the best way to allocate revenue from carbon pricing so as to protect those suffering from fuel poverty and promote international climate justice - and how can we ensure that the carbon pricing is actually bringing emissions down?
Barry McMullin argues that decarbonising Ireland will require an enormous reduction in overall energy consumption, with bioenergy developmemt playing only a cautious and secondary role. (This is a Beamer presentation; please click on the slides to access sources and more information.)
We argue that in order to achieve its new objectives, CAP policymakers need to collaborate with other high-level EU and global bodies so as to establish a core economic framework that would include Cap and Share, a basic income, land value tax, debt-free money issuance and reforms to the international trading organisations.
In this proposal, Ireland would form a bilateral partnership with a Global South country in order to eliminate fossil fuel emissions, support the energy transition and work towards climate justice. It would be relatively straightforward to implement and would establish Ireland as forward-looking, global-minded and fundamentally ethical in its approach to climate stabilisation.
We’re delighted to announce that our application to co-host a side event at the UN climate change summit in December has been accepted. Feasta’s delegation will be collaborating with Columbian NGO DeJusticia and the Sequoia Foundation, based in California. The event will be titled “Climate Justice: Coal and Human Rights in the South, Community Choice Energy, Global Carbon Pricing” and will take place on Saturday December 5. You can see the full programme of side events here. We have also applied to host an event in the civil society area, close to the summit, which will be open to …
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.