Mitigation of Global Warming with Focus on Personal Carbon Allowances

Niels I Meyer (Author)

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    The paper discusses a novel approach to address the carbon challenge by making it personal. Just as commodities like food and petrol are rationed at times of scarcity, carbon, in principle, can also be rationed, say, on a per capita basis. This, of course, raises serious equity issues since presently consumers in different parts of the world have widely different carbon footprints. But the idea that consumers are ultimately responsible for an economy’s overall carbon emissions and must be empowered to ration their environmental impact is gaining support in some circles.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication date2008
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    EventInternational Salzburg Energy Seminar - Salzburg, Austria
    Duration: 1 Jan 2008 → …
    Conference number: 15


    ConferenceInternational Salzburg Energy Seminar
    CitySalzburg, Austria
    Period01/01/2008 → …


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