website describes a citizens initiative to establish an independent
global climate trust.
We are looking for people and organisations interested in helping
to develop the idea and contribute to the project.
purpose of the website is to
a) announce the launch of this initiative
and keep track of progress
b) make contact with anyone interested in helping and
c) share relevant information
The site has three main pages:
Why a global climate
trust? | How it could work | Why
a citizens initiative?
Why a global climate
trust? We face a climate emergency. The latest science
requires urgent steps to limit global warming through immediate
reductions in emissions of global warming gases.
And the simplest way to do this and at the same time advance social
that will engage the participation by all countries of the world
is by means of a global Cap
and Dividend or Cap
and Share scheme. To administer such schemes, an independent
global climate trust is required.
How it could work
Here you will find our suggestions as to how the trust might work.
These can be modified and expanded as the project proceeds. Note
in particular our suggestion that the constitution of the trust
would require it to apply principles based on social justice, the
Earth Charter, the UN Declaration of Human Rights, and the Biodiversity
Convention. The Trust would also be required to operate with total
transparency and strict accountability.
Why a citizens
initiative? Not only is it legally
possible for ordinary citizens to initiate new global arrangements,
we think that, unless we do so, there is very little chance that
a well designed and independent body will be created. We will need
to cooperate closely with governments, but the initiative and responsibility
for establishing the Trust can be undertaken independently. This
follows precedents set by a small group of Swiss citizens whose
initiative led to the formation of the International Committee of
the Red Cross. This
section of the website describes the process we envisage for forming
the trust and getting it up and running. The aim is to establish
the Trust by the end of 2010 so as to be fully operative by the
end of 2012. Here again, we plan to update this section of the site
from time to time to include reports of progress with the initiative.
News: New website at www.CapGlobalCarbon.org.
Contact us. The
final section of the site enables anyone wishing to help this project
to contact us.