Climate Change Solutions - What Market Mechanisms Will Work
Citizens Climate Lobby Campaign to pass Effective U.S. Climate Legislation
We are trying to help people consider what are the major elements of effective, efficient and fair U.S. Climate Legislation. We are also trying to educate people about the two main models for market mechanisms - carbon fees with rebates (or other use of the revenue) and cap-and-trade-with-offsets. Finally, we are trying to alert people to the serious flaws of the cap-and-trade-with-offsets approach.
Reasons for working in this topic, project or business:
We are very concerned that the world we have loved and enjoyed so much will not be available to our children and that much suffering will result. We also see the growing inequality of wealth as a threat to a huge threat to human dignity and
Root causes of the problems in this field and main barriers:
Root causes include (1) a lack of understanding of the range of solutions and what would be most effective, (2) among those who have power -- a lack of sufficient respect for all people and all life on earth, and (3) among those who lack power -- a lack of belief that each of us has a role to play in solving the problems before us and can be an effective part of a larger movement to turn the tide.
What is needed to overcome barriers to implement solutions:
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