Feasta members' suggestions for Ireland's updated Climate Action Plan include capping carbon in partnership with low-income countries, withdrawing from harmful international treaties, introducing a Land Value Tax, Financial transactions Tax and Universal Basic Income, making finance growth-neutral, and adopting Community Wealth Building.
"First fossil fuels and now meat; maybe it’s just a coincidence that these cyberattacks targeted two of the most climate destructive industries," writes Mike Sandler, who goes on to make a proposal for reducing meat consumption in an equitable way.
'We as a society must restrict the sales of fossil fuels over time to slow climate change. An equitable “shares” system to ease the transition could help in short term dislocations like the Colonial Pipeline cyberattack as well,' argues Mike Sandler.
Brent Ranalli describes the optimal way to organise an auction for carbon permits as part of a system for reliably capping the supply of fossil fuel at the point of extraction or import.
The U.S. is poised to take aggressive, belated action on climate change. What legislation should U.S. politicians pass in order to ensure that that action is both effective in reducing emissions, and fair? Brent Ranalli provides some evidence-based suggestions.
FEASTA encourages policymakers and activists to take the opportunity, as the US re-engages with the Paris Climate Agreement, to include a science-based, equity-based, and people-based method of achieving the 1.5 degree goal: CapGlobalCarbon.