- Category: Community Resilience
- Published on 30 May 2016
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Wednesday June 8th, 2016
Towards Climate Safety and Justice - Dublin Briefing
2-4.30pm Carmelite Community Centre, Aungier St, Dublin 2
On Thursday June 9th, Feasta, Trocaire and Cultivate are hosting an event to bring together activists, researchers and policy makers from environmental, climate, social justice, development and divestment movements. We would like to invite you to join us.
We will be exploring how we cap carbon and looking at emerging ideas and initiatives that are inspiring a citizens movement for a fair and sustainable transition from fossil fuels.
Thursday 9th June, WeCreate Workspace, Cloughjordan Ecovillage, Tipperary
10.30 - 12.30 Cap Global Carbon: A stepping stone to safety.
14.30 - 17.00 Making The Transition: Building momentum for a just and fossil fuel free future.
These events are free of charge and include a delicious local lunch, booking a place is essential.
Read more about CapGlobalCarbon at http://www.capglobalcarbon.org/
CapGlobalCarbon is a proposal by members of Feasta. We are looking for other individuals and organisations to help implement it.
In order to minimise the risks of irreversible climate change, CapGlobalCarbon (CGC) aims to ensure that the aggregate global emissions from fossil fuels steadily decrease to zero. This would be achieved by a progressively tightening cap on fossil fuel extraction. Furthermore, revenues from the auction of extraction permits would benefit the lowest consumers of fossil fuels. This compensation could substantially alleviate poverty and reduce global inequality. By steadily and predictably reducing the global dependence on fossil fuels the process proposed by CapGlobalCarbon would also hasten a smooth transition to a zero-carbon economy.
This system would act as a back-up to the UNFCCC negotiations, ensuring that the global community finally achieves effective action on climate change.It would help locally-based climate initiatives around the world to flourish by protecting them from the undermining influence of corporate lobbyists.