Feasta issued these two documents in response to a proposal by the European Commission concerning emissions of greenhouse gases from aircraft. We believe that the Commission’s proposal would distort competition between all forms of transport, hand windfall profits to airlines rather than citizens, and would fail to provide a model for the overall reform of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme. We suggest an alternative approach which would involve placing a limit on emissions and other environmental damage from the entire transport sector.
Wednesday, 20th December 2006
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EU aviation proposals “distort competition between all forms of transport, hand windfall profits to airlines rather than citizens, and do not provide a model for the overall reform of the EU ETS.”
Feasta suggests alternative approach…
These two handouts were prepared by Feasta member Mike Sandler to bring to a November 2006 meeting in Sacramento with California Environmental Protection Agency staff about learning from the European Trading System (ETS), and how California can create a cap and trade system which provides Individual Emissions Entitlements.
This paper, which was written for CORI Justice, gives an overview of Feasta’s ideas about economic growth, money systems, peak oil, and the need for a land value tax and for citizen carbon quotas.
by Richard Douthwaite and Emer Ó Siochrú
The full document is included below, or download a PDF version.…
by Nicola Creighton
This year was a ‘review year’ at the 14th session of the UN Commission for Sustainable Development in New York, but there was nonetheless an unstated core topic, both at the official and the side events: energy, with a recurrent focus on energy access for developing countries. FEASTA’s focus at CSD was on gaining support for a substantial review of the EU’s deeply flawed Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS).…
“Is a cross-party consensus on climate change possible – or desirable?”
A cross-party consensus on climate change is possible provided the parties agree to work from the same point of departure. A consensus is also highly desirable because of the radical steps that will have to be taken to respond adequately to the seriousness of the problem.
The text of this submission is included below, or download a PDF Version.…