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.
The Irish government is seriously considering a 'fee-and-dividend'/'carbon cheques' system for its proposed carbon tax. Is this advisable?
"Climate dividends, which return money from a carbon price back to people, provides a direct solution to the yellow vests' concerns, while putting income inequality on equal footing with climate concerns," argues Mike Sandler.
"We should celebrate the positives from those news stories in raising general awareness. But for those who recognize the bad and ugly parts of those news stories, we must turn the resulting feeling of powerlessness into a political movement to form a Global Climate Trust and implement Cap Global Carbon," writes Mike Sandler.
In this submission we argue that the EC's overall goals need to be re-examined if it is truly to eliminate greenhouse gases. The focus now needs to be on wellbeing, not on growth.
This is a brief overview of research carried out by CapGlobalCarbon intern Paul Faisant over the summer of 2018, in which he explored the idea of the EU forming a partnership with a group of Asian countries so as to completely eliminate the production and import of fossil fuels on all of their territories, while also reducing poverty and inequality.