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Could carbon become a new currency?

Posted in Events by Ferne Edwards on August 27th, 2008

Alternative Technology Association Seminar: Could carbon become a new currency? – Are personal carbon allowances, reminiscent of wartime rations, the way forward?

When: Thursday, 4th September, 2008
Time: 6:15pm onwards for a 6:30pm start
Where: The Banking Chamber theatrette, Ground Floor, KPMG, 147 Collins St, Melbourne. Disabled access via 161 Collins St.
Costs: $15, $10 for ATA members (ATA couples $15). Refreshments provided after the presentation
RSVPs required: Email Wendy Clarke on wendy@ata.org.au or ph:(03) 9631 5407

ATAs seminar will explore carbon rationing, which has been examined by the UK Government in their report “A Rough Guide to Individual Carbon Trading” and also supported by George Monbiot in “Heat”. David Spratt, co-author of Climate Code Red, advocates personal carbon allowances as the most fair and equitable means of rapidly reducing carbon emissions. David will look at the science relating to global warming and why greenhouse emissions would be best controlled by personal carbon allowances.

David Spratt – is a climate-policy analyst, co-founded Carbon Equity in 2006 and, with Philip Sutton, he is the co-author of “Climate Code Red”, published in July 2008.

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