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Climate Action 2007-2008

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} } CARBON RATIONING 126 C&C overcomes the stand-off where a one sided agreement is not an agreement and where half an argument is not, nor will ever become, a whole solution. It recognises that separate development is not sustainable development. } Author Organisation Enquiries @ VISIT: WWW.CLIMATEACTIONPROGRAMME.ORG

Carbon rationing: the only realistic strategy The considerable reduction of carbon emissions needed to prevent climate catastrophe cannot be achieved on a voluntary basis. Instead, the urgent transition to very low energy lifestyles requires government to set mandatory targets based on per capita carbon rationing. Such a strategy will lead to a far greater and faster take-up of energy saving practices and energy efficient measures than would otherwise occur and an essential process that industry will be increasingly motivated to facilitate. INTRODUCTION SLEEPWALKING CARBON RATIONING 127 VISIT: WWW.CLIMATEACTIONPROGRAMME.ORG