The fossil carbon economy presents some tricky issues: much of what we see around us, and the standard of living we enjoy, comes to us thanks to an economy driven by energy from fossil fuels. The best jobs are thanks to them and our pensions are invested in them; these, some of the largest companies in the world, rely on fossil energy or are suppliers to those industries. That is hard to just give up, especially when no alternatives as agreeable are in sight.
This paper presents the arguments for introducing dividend-bearing climate surcharges to accelerate the more towards the circular economy. It gives an overview of what you need to know to join the dialogue around whether to put a fee on carbon dioxide releasing practices or not, and the best way to go about it.
Download the briefing here. CO2 tax case