Drastic cuts in the world’s greenhouse gas emissions are required to avoid a climate catastrophe. A worldwide agreement to secure such cuts will be impossible to negotiate unless both the pain and the benefits are shared equitably around the world. Moreover, the sharing system must be robust enough to ensure that the cuts agreed actually happen. Cap & Share is both robust and equitable. It has the additional advantage that, until it is adopted globally, it can be used by individual countries to make sure their emissions take a downward path. This 32 page Feasta booklet explains how C&S could …
This 106-page report was commissioned by Comhar, the Irish Sustainable Development Council, from the British consultancy AEA Energy and Environment. It discusses how Cap and Share could be used at a national level to control Ireland’s greenhouse emissions. It is very favourable to Cap and Share and shows that it is superior to a carbon tax. Printed copies are available for €25 postpaid from the Feasta office or can be downloaded here.
Richard Douthwaite made a presentation to the ‘Emissions trading and road transport sector’ conference on 1 May at the Energy Institute in London. Similar presentations have been made to Comhar, the Irish National Sustainability Council and to the Senior Managers’ Forum of the Irish Department of Transport.
A copy of the PowerPoint presentation can be downloaded here.
This briefing paper was prepared by Richard Douthwaite, David Healy and Kevin Leyden to inform the proceedings of the Comhar Conference “Towards Sustainability in the National Development Plan 2007-2013” – 4th to 6th October 2006.
A report to Comhar, the National Sustainable Development Partnership, by Feasta and Friends of the Irish Environment.
The full version can be downloaded as a PDF Version.