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Three choices for 2013 and beyond

in the face of climate change

 

The goal of the Option 13 effort is to galvanize international action to put in place a global mechanism of sufficient scope to prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system in advance of 2013.

We can’t meet global goals without a global mechanism.

We need the same price on carbon everywhere or it won't work anywhere.

We Need A Global Carbon Tax

Wall Street Journal, December 3, 2008

By Ralph Nader and Toby Heaps

If President Obama wants to stop the descent toward dangerous global climate change, and avoid the trade anarchy that current approaches to this problem will invite, he should take Al Gore’s proposal for a carbon tax and make it global. A tax on CO2 emissions—not a cap-and-trade system—offers the best prospect of meaningfully engaging China and the U.S., while avoiding the prospect of unhinged environmental protectionism. [ read more ... ]

 

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 Download the white paper (PDF Version: December 2, 2008)

 

Links

Option 13 Press Release at Conclusion of Bali Cop 13 Meeting
http://www.corporateknights.ca/in-the-press/72-press-releases/175-what-happens-after-bali-corporate-knights-maps-a-plan.html

Option 13 2007 COP 13 Bali Blog Archive
http://option13.blogspot.com/

 

Financial Times, Green options for US energy policy, January 1 2009
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/193c04c0-d82e-11dd-bcc0-000077b07658.html?nclick_check=1

Financial Times, The greening of globalization, January 3 2008
http://us.ft.com/ftgateway/superpage.ft?news_id=fto010320081454450508

New York Times, Thomas Friedman, The Real Generation X, December 7, 2008
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/07/opinion/07friedman.html?_r=1

Reuters, Good policies can contain climate costs, April 4, 2008
http://uk.reuters.com/article/environmentNews/idUKN0332408920080404?sp=true

Scientific American, Making carbon markets work, December, 2007
http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?articleID=29896DAF-E7F2-99DF-3CB3CA01486CA951

Carbon Tax Captains
http://www.corporateknights.ca/magazine-issues/34-food-issue/49-carbon-tax-captains.html

 

Important Climate Governance Initiatives

 

Project Catalyst
http://www.project-catalyst.info/

Global Leaders for Climate Action
http://www.globalclimateaction.com/

The Climate Group: Breaking the Climate Deadlock
http://www.theclimategroup.org/major_initiatives/breaking_the_climate_deadlock/

International Institute for Sustainable Development: Trade and Climate Change
http://www.iisd.org/trade/crosscutting/

Tony Blair: Breaking the Climate Deadlock
http://tonyblairoffice.org/climate-change/

Road to Copenhagen
http://www.roadtocopenhagen.org/

Harvard Project on International Climate Agreements
http://belfercenter.ksg.harvard.edu/project/56/harvard_project_on_international_climate_agreements.html

Climate Crisis Coalition - Earth Equity News
http://www.climatecrisiscoalition.org/

Cop 15 Copenhagen 2009
http://www.cop15.dk/en

How Retailers Can Prevent Climate Change
http://www.retailpackaging.com/blog/2013/02/27-ways-to-prevent-climate-change-a-guide-for-independent-retailers/

 

“Ideally, politicians would choose the more efficient carbon tax, which implies a relatively stable price that producers can building into their investment plans”
Editorial, The Economist, September 9, 2006
http://www.economist.com/opinion/displaystory.cfm?story_id=7884738

 

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Contact person: Toby Heaps (info@option13.org)  Tel. +1 416 274 1432