Friday, July 13, 2007

Report of the Week: Zero Carbon Britain by CAT

The Centre for Alternative Technology has just produced a new report entitled 'zero carbon britain'.

This report support equal per capita emissions across the globe, and reduction of this emissions quota to ensure we avoid dangerous climate change. The name for this rather simple idea is contraction and convergence.

The report also advocates Tradable Energy Quotas (TEQs) as a method of distributing energy rights in a market based system within sustainable limits.

Placed firmly in the 'radical' spectrum of what can be done this report is nine the less based on sound science and more importantly reflects a reality and an urgency that we must confront. The signal for this was attempted by the Live Earth concerts. SOS indeed.

[UPDATE] There is a video:

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