Cap and Share
A fair way to cut greenhouse gas emission and tackle climate change
Drastic cuts in the world’s greenhouse gas emissions are required to avoid a climate catastrophe. An international treaty to secure such cuts will be impossible to agree unless the responsibilities involved are shared around the world on an equitable basis. Moreover, that sharing system must be robust enough to ensure that the cuts agreed actually happen. Cap and Share (C&S) is both robust and equitable. It has the additional advantage that, until it is adopted globally, it can be used by countries and regions to set their own emissions on a downward path. Cap and Share provides a framework that scales from the personal and local to the regional and global. We can start building a global system step-by-step now.