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Ønsker vi fordømmelse fra våre etterkommere?

Klimamarkering på Fløyen 23. februar 2013.  Bilde ved Lars Fadnes, CC-BY-NC-2.0

Klimamarkering på Fløyen 23. februar 2013.
Bilde ved Lars T Fadnes, CC-BY-NC-2.0

Professorene Sigmund Hågvar og Arne Johan Vetlesen stiller et viktig spørsmål i sin kronikk i Aftenposten 21.juni. Spørsmålet er stilt på vegne av kommende generasjoner til oss som lever i dag: «Hvorfor gjorde du ikke mer mens det ennå var tid, gitt kunnskapen som fantes?» Som de fleste av oss nå er klar over, er klimaet i endring og påvirker verden idag. Ser vi framover er klimaendringene varslet å få dramatiske konsekvenser for framtiden – med mindre det gjøres en større kursendring. Mange eksperter anser klimaendringene som den største trusselen mot helse i dette århundret.

Spørsmålet er derfor om vi med åpne øyne vil fortsette i samme kurs som vi gjør idag og forberede oss på de ubehagelige spørsmålene og konsekvensene som vil møte oss i nær framtid, eller om vi heller vil skape et bedre og bærekraftig samfunn. Hva kan vi da gjøre? Skal vi komme i mål er det behov for både personlige og politiske endringer. Hver og en av oss må gjøre en innsats i å forme sin livsstil på en måte som bidrar til å best mulig vare på jorden, medmennesker og medskapninger og framtiden. (Les gjerne mer om dette i tidsskriftet Bærekraftig helse.) Samtidig trengs det politiske endringer for å gjøre det lettere å leve på en slik måte og gjøre at det blir mindre attraktivt å ødelegge livsgrunnlaget. Det er dette som er kjernen i grønn politikk og bakgrunnen for at Miljøpartiet De Grønne nå er i ferd med å innta Stortinget.

Skal vi lykkes i skape kursendringene må vi være mange som står sammen. Vi trenger derfor innsats fra både deg og meg. Da blir det lettere for oss å møte spørsmålene i framtiden og kunne fortelle at vi gjorde hva vi kunne.

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Stop potential genocide in Burma

There is now a substantial risk for a tragic genocide of the the Rohingya group in Burma. To stop this, we must all put pressure on the leaders in Burma to prevent such tragedies from happening. Sign the Avaaz petition to send the message to the leaders in Burma to prevent the potential genocide in Burma by clicking here. Read more about this from Avaaz:

Dear friends, 

Most people didn’t know who the Rwandans were until 800,000 had been killed. Now, the fate of the Rohingya people of Burma is hanging by a thread as mobs attack them while the police look on. The Burmese President could stop the violence – all he has to do is approve a plan to protect them and ensure it is enforced, while granting them citizenship. Let’s appeal to European leaders to press him when he visits them in days, and stop the next Rwanda: 

Sign the Petition

Most people didn’t know who the Rwandans were until it was too late, and 800,000 of them were dead. Right now, the fate of Burma’s Rohingya people is hanging by a thread. Racist thugs have distributed leaflets threatening to wipe out this small Burmese minority. Already children have been hacked to death and unspeakable murders committed. All signs are pointing to a coming horror, unless we act.

Genocides happen because we don’t get concerned enough until the crime is committed. The Rohingya are a peaceful and very poor people. They’re hated because their skin is darker and the majority fear they’re ‘taking jobs away’. There are 800,000 of them, and they could be gone if we don’t act. We’ve failed too many peoples, let’s not fail the Rohingya.

Burmese President Thein Sein has the power, personnel and resources to protect the Rohingya, all he has to do is give the word to make it happen. In days, he’ll arrive in Europe to sell his country’s new openness to trade. If EU leaders greet him with a strong request to protect the Rohingya, he’s likely to do it. Let’s get 1 million voices and plaster images of what’s happening in Burma outside his meetings with key EU heads of state: 

https://secure.avaaz.org/en/we_said_never_again_en/?bRuKtbb&v=26526

Torture, gang rape, execution style killings — human rights groups are using the term “ethnic cleansing” to describe the brutality in Burma. Already more than 120,000 Rohingya have been forced to flee, many to makeshift camps near the border, while others have fled in boats only to drown, starve, or be shot at by coastguards from neighboring countries. Reports show that violence is escalating — earlier this year President Thein Sein declared a state of emergency after another round of deadly attacks, and it’s just a matter of time until there is a large scale massacre. 

Genocides don’t happen when governments oppose them, but the Burmese regime has been leaning the wrong way. Recently, a government spokesperson admitted that authorities were enforcing a rule that limits the Rohingya population to having only two children and forces couples seeking to get married to obtain special permission. And experts report that government authorities have stood by or even participated in acts of “ethnic cleansing.” President Sein has finally been forced to acknowledge what’s happening to the Rohingya, but he has so far refused to implement plans to stop the violence and protect those at risk.

Until he does, the risk of genocide hovers like a dark cloud over not just Burma, but the world. Through their trade relations, UK PM Cameron and French President Hollande have massive leverage with Sein — if they press him to act when he meets with them this month, it could save lives. Let’s make sure they do. We’ve failed too many peoples, let’s not fail the Rohingya. Join the call now and share this with everyone: 

https://secure.avaaz.org/en/we_said_never_again_en/?bRuKtbb&v=26526 

Time and again, the Avaaz community has stood with the people of Burma in their fight for democracy. When the regime brutally cracked down on Buddhist monks in 2007, Avaazers donated hundreds of thousands of dollars/euros/pounds to provide technical support and training to activists to fight a communications blackout. In 2008, when a devastating cyclone killed at least 100,000 Burmese, but the venal military regime stopped all official international aid from coming in, our community donated millions directly to monks on the front line of the aid effort. 

Our community didn’t exist when genocide was committed in Rwanda, 20 years ago. Would we have done enough to stop it? Let’s show the Rohingya our answer to that question. 

With hope and determination, 

Luis, Jeremy, Aldine, Oliver, Marie, Jooyea and the whole Avaaz team

PS – Many Avaaz campaigns are started by members of our community! Start yours now and win on any issue – local, national or global: http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/start_a_petition/?bgMYedb&v=23917

MORE INFORMATION

Burma riots: Video shows police failing to stop attack (BBC)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22243676 

Burma: End ‘Ethnic Cleansing’ of Rohingya Muslims (Human Rights Watch)
http://www.hrw.org/news/2013/04/22/burma-end-ethnic-cleansing-rohingya-muslims 

Video shows Burmese police standing by as Buddhists attack Muslims (The Guardian)
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/apr/22/burmese-police-buddhists-attack-muslims

The unending plight of Burma’s unwanted Rohingyas (BBC)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-23077537

Dalai Lama Pleads for Myanmar Monks to End Violence Amid Damning Rights Report (ABC News)
http://abcnews.go.com/International/dalai-lama-pleads-myanmar-monks-end-violence-amid/story?id=19013148#.UXV3vCt4a5w 

Thein Sein to visit Britain, France in July (AFP)
http://www.dvb.no/news/thein-sein-to-visit-britain-france-in-july/28815 

Stopp folkemord i Burma

Det er nå en stor risiko for et tragisk folkemord av folkegruppen Rohingya i Burma. For å unngå dette, må vi alle sette press på lederne i Burma for å hindre at en tragedie lignende til det som skjedde i Rwanda igjen skjer i Burma. Dette kan du gjøre ved å signere Avaaz sin underskriftsaksjon som sender beskjed til lederne i Burma om at de må beskytte folkegruppen som trues av folkemord.  Les mer om dette fra Avaaz:

Dear friends, 

Most people didn’t know who the Rwandans were until 800,000 had been killed. Now, the fate of the Rohingya people of Burma is hanging by a thread as mobs attack them while the police look on. The Burmese President could stop the violence – all he has to do is approve a plan to protect them and ensure it is enforced, while granting them citizenship. Let’s appeal to European leaders to press him when he visits them in days, and stop the next Rwanda: 

Sign the Petition

Most people didn’t know who the Rwandans were until it was too late, and 800,000 of them were dead. Right now, the fate of Burma’s Rohingya people is hanging by a thread. Racist thugs have distributed leaflets threatening to wipe out this small Burmese minority. Already children have been hacked to death and unspeakable murders committed. All signs are pointing to a coming horror, unless we act.

Genocides happen because we don’t get concerned enough until the crime is committed. The Rohingya are a peaceful and very poor people. They’re hated because their skin is darker and the majority fear they’re ‘taking jobs away’. There are 800,000 of them, and they could be gone if we don’t act. We’ve failed too many peoples, let’s not fail the Rohingya.

Burmese President Thein Sein has the power, personnel and resources to protect the Rohingya, all he has to do is give the word to make it happen. In days, he’ll arrive in Europe to sell his country’s new openness to trade. If EU leaders greet him with a strong request to protect the Rohingya, he’s likely to do it. Let’s get 1 million voices and plaster images of what’s happening in Burma outside his meetings with key EU heads of state: 

https://secure.avaaz.org/en/we_said_never_again_en/?bRuKtbb&v=26526

Torture, gang rape, execution style killings — human rights groups are using the term “ethnic cleansing” to describe the brutality in Burma. Already more than 120,000 Rohingya have been forced to flee, many to makeshift camps near the border, while others have fled in boats only to drown, starve, or be shot at by coastguards from neighboring countries. Reports show that violence is escalating — earlier this year President Thein Sein declared a state of emergency after another round of deadly attacks, and it’s just a matter of time until there is a large scale massacre. 

Genocides don’t happen when governments oppose them, but the Burmese regime has been leaning the wrong way. Recently, a government spokesperson admitted that authorities were enforcing a rule that limits the Rohingya population to having only two children and forces couples seeking to get married to obtain special permission. And experts report that government authorities have stood by or even participated in acts of “ethnic cleansing.” President Sein has finally been forced to acknowledge what’s happening to the Rohingya, but he has so far refused to implement plans to stop the violence and protect those at risk.

Until he does, the risk of genocide hovers like a dark cloud over not just Burma, but the world. Through their trade relations, UK PM Cameron and French President Hollande have massive leverage with Sein — if they press him to act when he meets with them this month, it could save lives. Let’s make sure they do. We’ve failed too many peoples, let’s not fail the Rohingya. Join the call now and share this with everyone: 

https://secure.avaaz.org/en/we_said_never_again_en/?bRuKtbb&v=26526 

Time and again, the Avaaz community has stood with the people of Burma in their fight for democracy. When the regime brutally cracked down on Buddhist monks in 2007, Avaazers donated hundreds of thousands of dollars/euros/pounds to provide technical support and training to activists to fight a communications blackout. In 2008, when a devastating cyclone killed at least 100,000 Burmese, but the venal military regime stopped all official international aid from coming in, our community donated millions directly to monks on the front line of the aid effort. 

Our community didn’t exist when genocide was committed in Rwanda, 20 years ago. Would we have done enough to stop it? Let’s show the Rohingya our answer to that question. 

With hope and determination, 

Luis, Jeremy, Aldine, Oliver, Marie, Jooyea and the whole Avaaz team

PS – Many Avaaz campaigns are started by members of our community! Start yours now and win on any issue – local, national or global: http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/start_a_petition/?bgMYedb&v=23917

MORE INFORMATION

Burma riots: Video shows police failing to stop attack (BBC)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22243676 

Burma: End ‘Ethnic Cleansing’ of Rohingya Muslims (Human Rights Watch)
http://www.hrw.org/news/2013/04/22/burma-end-ethnic-cleansing-rohingya-muslims 

Video shows Burmese police standing by as Buddhists attack Muslims (The Guardian)
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/apr/22/burmese-police-buddhists-attack-muslims

The unending plight of Burma’s unwanted Rohingyas (BBC)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-23077537

Dalai Lama Pleads for Myanmar Monks to End Violence Amid Damning Rights Report (ABC News)
http://abcnews.go.com/International/dalai-lama-pleads-myanmar-monks-end-violence-amid/story?id=19013148#.UXV3vCt4a5w 

Thein Sein to visit Britain, France in July (AFP)
http://www.dvb.no/news/thein-sein-to-visit-britain-france-in-july/28815 

Seier for biene er en seier for verden

May 2, 2013 1 comment

Når EU nå har vedtatt forbud mot bruk av neonicotinoide sprøytemidler, er dette god grunn til å feire. Dette er en stor seier for biene som har vært svært hard rammet de siste årene med kraftig reduksjon i antall. Kraftige reduksjon i biebestandene er ikke bare et tap for biene – det er også et tap for verden. Biene har en svært viktig rolle i pollinering av planter. Albert Einstein sa derfor

If the bee disappeared off the face of the earth, man would only have four years left to live.

Det er derfor gledelig at EU har trosset mektige selskapers interesser og lyttet til forskere.

Dear amazing Avaaz community,

We did it — Europe just banned bee-killing pesticides!! Mega-corporations like Bayer threw everything they had at this, but people-power, science and good governance came out on top!!

Avaaz bee die in, Germany
Bee “die in” at Bayer’s headquarters, Cologne

Vanessa Amaral-Rogers from the specialist conservation organisation Buglife, says:

“It was a close vote, but thanks to a massive mobilisation by Avaaz members, beekeepers, and others, we won! I have no doubt that the floods of phonecalls and emails to ministers, the actions in London, Brussels and Cologne, and the giant petition with 2.6 million signers made this result possible. Thank you Avaaz, and everyone who worked so hard to save bees!”

Bees pollinate two thirds of all our food — so when scientists noticed that silently, they were dying at a terrifying rate, Avaaz swung in to action, and we kept on swinging until we won. This week’s victory is the result of two years of flooding ministers with messages, organizing media-grabbing protests with beekeepers, funding opinion polls and much, much more. Here’s how we did it, together:

    • Keeping France strong. In January 2011, 1 million people sign our call to France to uphold its ban on deadly neonicotinoid pesticides. Avaaz members and beekeepers meet the French agriculture minister and fill the airwaves, pressing him to face down fierce industry lobbying and keep the ban, sending a strong signal to other European countries.
Bernie in Brussels
Bernie, the huge inflatable bee, helps deliver our 2.6m strong petition to Brussels
    • Tackling industry head on. Bayer has faced Avaaz and allies protesting at its last three annual meetings. The pesticide giant’s managers and investors are welcomed by beekeepers, loud buzzing, and massive banners with our 1 million plus call on them to suspend use of neonicotinoids until scientists reviewed their effect on bees. Avaaz even makes a presentation inside the meeting, but Bayer says ‘no’.
    • Making the science count. In January the European Food Safety Agency finds that three pesticides pose unacceptable risks to bees, and we jump in to ensure Europe’s politicians respond to their scientific experts. Our petition quickly grows to 2 million signatures. After many talks with EU decision-makers, Avaaz delivers our call right to the EU HQ in Brussels. Later that same day, the Commission proposes a two-year ban!
March of beekeepers
Beekeepers help deliver our massive petition to Downing Street
  • Seizing our chance. The battle to save the bees heats up in February and March. Across the EU, Avaaz members are ready to respond as all 27 EU countries decide whether to welcome or block the proposal. When farming giants UK and Germany say they won’t vote yes, Avaaz publishes public opinion polls showing huge majorities of Brits and Germans in favour of the ban. Avaaz members also send almost half a million emails to EU Agriculture Ministers.Apparently afraid of dealing with citizens rather than industry lobbyists, UK minister Owen Paterson complains of a “cyber-attack”, which journalists turn into a story in our favour! And then comes Bernie — our 6 metre bee in Brussels — a powerful visual way to deliver our petition as negotiations enter the final stages.Journalists flock to Bernie, and we hear we’ve helped get the Spanish ministry to look harder at the science and shift position . But we didn’t get the majority we needed to pass the ban.< /li>
    Bernie in The Independent
    Bernie the bee featured in The Independent
  • Turning the red light green. In April the bee-saving proposal is sent to an Appeals Committee, giving us a glimmer of hope if we can switch a few more countries’ positions. In the final sprint, Avaaz teams up with groups including Environmental Justice Foundation, Friends of the Earth and Pesticides Action Network, plus beekeepers and famous bee-loving fashion designers to organise an action outside the UK Parliament. In Germany, beekeepers launch their own Avaaz petition to their government, signed by over 150,000 Germans in just two days and delivered in Cologne soon after. More phone calls rain down on ministries in different capitals as Avaaz responds to a last-minute wrecking amendment by Hungary, and positions Bernie the bee again in Brussels. Pesticide companies buy adverts in the airport to catch arriving officials, and take to the airwaves suggesting other measures such as planting wild flowers. But their slick messaging machine is ignored, first Bulgaria then — the big prize — Germany switch their stances and this week we win, with over half of EU countries voting for the ban!
It’s been a long haul, to get this win, and it wouldn’t have been possible without scientists, specialists, sympathetic officials, beekeepers and our campaign partners. We can be proud of what we’ve helped to accomplish together.One strong bees advocate, Paul de Zylva, head of the Pesticides and Pollinators Unit at Friends of the Earth said:

“Thanks to millions of Avaaz members who mobilised online and in the streets. Without a doubt Avaaz’s massive petition and creative campaigning helped push this over the edge, complementing our work and that of other NGOs.”

It’s time to celebrate this breathing space for one of the earth’s most precious and important creatures. But the EU ban is only in place for 2 years pending further review. And around the world bees continue to die from the pesticides which weaken and confuse them, as well as from loss of habitat as we plough up and build over the countryside. In Europe and across the world there’s lots of work to do to ensure sound science guides our farming and environmental policies. And we’re just the community for the job. 🙂

With hope and happiness,

Ricken, Iain, Joseph, Emily, Alex, Michelle, Aldine, Julien, Anne, Christoph and the rest of the Avaaz team

PS: Let’s keep this going — chip in to ensure we can launch rapid-fire, multi-tactic campaigns on the issues we all care about: https://secure.avaaz.org/en/bees_victory/?bRuKtbb&v=24665

PPS: Many Avaaz campaigns — like the German beekeeper one this month — are started by individuals or groups of members. Just click here to see how easy it is to start yours right now: http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/start_a_petition/?rba13

SOURCES

The bees story, and Avaaz’s role, have been mentioned in hundreds of articles. Here’s a small selection:

EU bans pesticides over bee fears (Reuters)
http://www.reuters.com/video/2013/04/29/eu-bans-pesticides-over-bee-fears?videoId=242537247&videoChannel=5

Bee-harming pesticides escape proposed European ban (The Guardian)
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/mar/15/bee-harming-pesticides-escape-european-ban

EU says it will push through better bee protections after members disagree over pesticides (Washington Post)
http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/eu-says-it-will-push-through-better-bee-protections-after-members-disagree-over-pesticides/2013/04/29/eea31ecc-b0d4-11e2-9fb1-62de9581c946_story.html

Save the bees: Protesters swarm around Parliament in support of pesticides ban (Mirror)
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/save-bees-protesters-swarm-around-1855996

Historic vote to ban neonicotinoid pesticides blamed for huge decline in bees (The Independent)
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/historic-vote-to-ban-neonicotinoid-pesticides-blamed-for-huge-decline-in-bees-8591807.html

EU to ban pesticides linked to bee decline (Al Jazeera)
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/europe/2013/04/2013429133837540126.html

European Union imposes ban on pesticides linked to bee deaths (RFI)
http://www.english.rfi.fr/environment/20130429-european-union-imposes-ban-pesticides-linked-bee-deaths

EU to ban bee-killing pesticides (EU Observer)
http://euobserver.com/environment/119979

Gratulerer til alle dyrene som nå slipper unødig lidelse

Gratulerer til alle dyrene som nå slipper lidelse pga forbud mot salg, produksjon og markedsføring av kosmetikk som er testet på dyr!

Tusen takk til NOAH (http://www.dyrsrettigheter.no/ og http://www.facebook.com/dyrsrettigheter) for den utrolige innsatsen NOAH har gjort gjennom mange år for å bidra til at dette nå blir gjennomført!

Hvorfor ikke bli med å støtte NOAH sitt arbeid for andre viktige saker for å bedre vilkårene til dyrene og hindre unødig lidelse som medlem?

Tid for nytenkning: Bærekraftig helse 10. utgave

Forside-Barekraftig-helse-10Norsk nettverk for klima og helse har nå gitt ut tiende utgave av tidsskriftet Bærekraftig helseTid for nytenkning

Utgaven inneholder spennende innlegg av bokaktuelle Per Hjalmar Svae som viser hvordan dagens økonomiske modell har negative “bivirkninger” – ofte på både natur, fysisk og psykisk helse. Han viser også hvordan et paradigmeskifte i måten å tenke økonomi på kan skape bærekraft i naturen og samtidig gi bedre helsevilkår både fysisk og psykisk. Peter Haugan viser i et innlegg at det finnes andre løsninger på energiutfordringene enn dem som ofte blir prioritert idag. I denne utgaven presenteres også studier om helseeffekt av økologisk mat, en grundig rapport om energi og bærekraft (Global Assessment of Energy) og initiativet KlimaKravet. Mer om alt dette finner du i denne utgaven som nå er tilgjengelig på http://barekraftighelse10.klimaoghelse.com/

Bærekraftig helse er et tidsskrift som vil belyse aspekter som ofte glemmes i helsevesenet, nemlig at uten et bærekraftig klima blir det ingen god helse. Bærekraftig helse gir deg klima og helserelatert påfyll hver tredje måned og vi tror du kan glede deg til å lese tidsskriftet. Tidsskriftet er ’open access’ som betyr at du kan dele artiklene med alle du skulle ønske uten bekymringer.


Medlemskap i nettverket (som er gratis) kan også anbefales på det varmeste. Du vil da motta tidsskriftet Bærekraftig helse elektronisk 4 ganger i året. Innmelding kan gjøres på våre nettsider http://innmelding.klimaoghelse.com/

Du finner forresten også de tidligere tidsskriftene på http://tidsskrift.klimaoghelse.com

Desember 2012, nr. 9,  September 2012, nr. 8,  Juni 2012, nr. 7, Mars 2012, nr. 6Desember 2011, nr. 5September 2011, nr. 4Juni 2011, nr. 3Mars 2011, nr. 2Desember 2010, nr. 1

Vi i Norsk nettverk for klima og helse håper du også vil bidra til å sette fokus på klimaendringene og dens konsekvenser i hverdagen. Del derfor gjerne tidsskriftet med kollegaer, venner og kjente, eller skriv ut en versjon som kan legges på lunsjrommet. Kanskje aller viktigst er det at vi alle går foran som gode eksempler i hverdagen og bidrar med en bærekraftig livsstil. For å få en bedre verden, trenger vi alle å ta i et tak i god dugnadsånd!

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Da er det bare å ønske dere riktig god lesning!

Hvorfor det er et stort skritt for klimaet når Kina innfører CO2-skatt

February 21, 2013 Leave a comment

Kina får ofte mye kritikk for sin klimapolitikk fra norsk hold (selv om innbyggerne i Kina slipper ut betydelig mindre enn hva vi gjør i Norge per innbygger). Situasjonen i Kina er imidlertid slik at mange av områdene i Kina er blant de som er og vil bli hardest rammet av klimaendringene. Dette gjør at Kina har sterke incentiver for å gjøre tiltak mot klimaendringene. Nå har en representant fra finansdepartementet varslet at Kina vil innføre en CO2-skatt (etter Nordhaus modellen). Selv om størrelsen på CO2-skatten sannsynligvis blir lav i begynnelsen, er innføringen av CO2-skatt i Kina et vendepunkt og en god mulighet til å legge press på andre nasjoner til å følge opp dette viktige steget.

Det finnes to hyppig omtalte økonomiske virkemidler for å øke kostnaden på klimagassutslipp. Det såkalte “cap-and-trade” og en flat CO2-skatt. Cap-and-trade setter et tak for hvor mye som kan slippes ut og deretter auksjoneres CO2-kvotene ut til selskaper som slipper ut CO2. Cap-and-trade har noen fordeler ved at prisen justeres etter “etterspørselen” av CO2-utslipp, men har også noen ulemper. EU har idag innført et slikt system, men per idag er prisen så lav at systemet nærmest er i ferd med å kollapse og gjøre ordningen irrelevant. CO2-skatt derimot setter en pris for utslipp av en viss mengde CO2 som betales av de som slipper det ut (evt kan det betales av de som henter det ut som igjen øker salgsprisen).

Det ser ut til å ligge i kortene at det parallelt med innføring CO2-skatten i Kina vil det også bli stopp i subsidier til fossile drivstoff. Dette er et svært viktig punkt siden mange fossile energikilder da vil bli mindre lønnsomme enn de er idag. Slik vil incentivet til å hente opp fossil energi bli mindre. Dette vil igjen gi større incentiver til å satse på fornybare energikilder. Kina har allerede gjort et solid arbeid i å satse på fornybare energikilder inkludert solcelleenergi og gir subsidierer til selskaper som lager solcellepaneler mens Norge bruker tilsvarende subisider på oljenæringen. Her har vi med andre ord mye å lære…

Det at Kina nå har tatt dette viktige skrittet kan sette press på andre nasjoner til å følge opp. Her har altså Norge en ypperlig mulighet til å ta ansvar. 

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