Putting a gentle stop to greenhouse gases?
"Gently stop" This is a provocative way of describing the carbon account mechanism, which will effectively curb greenhouse gas emissions - but gently , thanks to its progressive nature!
The reduction of CO2 emissions, individual responsibility , the flexibility and regulation of the system, the commitment of companies and public services... can be considered as four key points of the carbon account mechanism.
It's a result that they are taken from the conclusions of the Assises du Climat (February - April 2021), which reveal four criteria for the effectiveness of mechanisms for resolving climate chaos:
The result is a mechanism (a comfortable egalitarian carbon budget at the outset) that limits France's climate footprint by 6% each year, by integrating all responsibilities , including those of companies and public administrations, which are obliged by consumers. and by regulating and supervising the exchange of carbon points between surplus and deficit (poor and rich) through a robust authority (e.g., a Carbon Agency) to really limit overconsumption.
This is necessary because of the disparities observed: while the national average is around 9000 kgCO2/year/person, the richest 10% are at 25,000 and the poorest 50% at around 5,000, so that over 65% of French people benefit from the average quota ( study by Lucas Chancel's team, November 2021).
Trading between surplus and deficit countries is necessary to avoid being unconstitutional.
Several partners assert that trading will be regulated to truly limit the carbon footprint of the richest. The 6% reduction each year will have the expected effect, whatever regulatory mechanisms are put in place. The authority in charge of this regulation could be a joint national agency, as proposed by the Carbon Agency. Each time a payment is made, the merchant is connected (by specific card or bank or vital card) to his customer's carbon account, which sends him the specified carbon points. The retailer need these points for his suppliers, manufacturers and services.
From launch, it will take a few months to label all products and services in terms of carbon content. The first year will be based on the values of the Ademe found in the Carbomètre, in the Lightfoot application, the Karbon application and the Greenly.
From the second year onwards, retailers will receive invoices from their suppliers in euros and carbon, making it easy for them (with updated cash register software) to allocate the true carbon value to all their products and services.
The progressive capping mechanism provided by the carbon account makes it possible to foresee and even guarantee the end of the land-stagnation peril described by Will Steffen et al.
This is what scientists guarantee if we don't turn the corner at point B (well before we reach 2°C).
Young people need a future and are, for the most part, anxious to see no serious decisions from adults to restore balance to the planet.
Who's the boss... of the climate !!!
One of the principles of the carbon account is to let everyone choose what they prefer and what they reduce!
Let's take a look at this one-minute anticipation film:
The grandmother in the film tells us how she is forced to fly, but her carbon footprint leads her to take a closer look, saving on car and clothes.
A friend of mine is a motorcycle enthusiast and was worried about having to sell his bike because he wouldn't be allowed to ride it any more. We quickly calculated its fuel balance with theCarbometer : his BMW 1200 consumes 3.7 litres/100 and its 15,000 km per year generate 1,554 kg CO 2, so there's still more than 5,000 to go, even in 2035! And even more fuel-efficient models will be offered by manufacturers (stimulated by the low-carbon trend).
The carbon account is first and foremost about promoting the forced sobriety of the most modest people. It's not the desire to travel that's lacking, but budgetary limits and lifestyle choices. Some would say that you shouldn't "waste your life to earn it".
To spread decarbonation among all citizens, the most modest benefit from the carbon needs of the richest, at a carbon price that will be higher and higher according to the agreed restrictions: let's assume a family with a surplus of 20,000 kg CO
2 (half its annual budget), at €10 cents per kg this gives it €2,000 over the year. (6000 in four years' time if the capping pressure triples the value; we're talking about a rapid tenfold increase)...
200€ a month is useful for rounding off the month-end and putting some (decarbonized) butter in the spinach. We then talk about a universal sobriety income...
Solve the end of the world and the end of the month with one stone!
As Fanny says: