Nature journal: COVID restrictions model for putting us all on CO2 budget

Nature journal: COVID restrictions model for putting us all on CO2 budget
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[Ed. – It IS a trial run.]

Journal Nature: COVID lockdowns are key to begin ‘personal carbon allowances’: ‘Restrictions on individuals…that were unthinkable only 1 year before’ have us ‘more prepared to accept tracking & limitations’ to ‘achieve a safer climate’

Nature Sustainability: Authors argue COVID restrictions, smart meters & tracking apps can be used as a stepping stone for a personal carbon allowance. – Published: 16 August 16, 2021

Journal article urges for “the need for a low-carbon recovery from the COVID-19 crisis” by using “personal carbon allowances (PCAs).”  “A PCA scheme would entail all adults receiving an equal, tradable carbon allowance that reduces over time in line with national targets…encompassing individuals’ carbon emissions relating to travel, space heating, water heating and electricity.” … “Allowances were envisioned to be deducted from the personal budget with every payment for transport fuel, home-heating fuels and electricity bills. People in shortage would be able to purchase additional units in the personal carbon market from those with excess to sell. …”

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