What people say about Kyoto2
"Kyoto2 is the boldest idea I have seen for a new international approach to meet the challenge of climate change. If properly implemented - and the political and operational obstacles are likely to be formidable - it would be radically better than the current approach. This proposal is worth everyone's serious attention."
Caspar Henderson, contributing editor at chinadialogue.net, creator of the Grains of Sand - Observations from a strange planet blog, and author of a new book on the fate of the world's coral reefs (forthcoming 2008 -- http://coralstory.blogspot.com/).
"The initiatives embodied in the Kyoto2 proposal are enormously important, and would have a truly positive impact on efforts to slow the alarming impacts of global climate change. As a long-term environmental scientist, I am happy to add my support to this proposal."
William Laurance, President of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation.
"As a long-term supporter of Contraction and Convergence (C&C) I came to Kyoto2 with an initial scepticism. But the fact that Kyoto2 adopts the entire "contraction" element of C&C means that there at least is something I have to agree with. Beyond that, I can see the practical case for controlling greenhouse gases at the point of production - including the point of production of fossil fuels - rather than concentrating on where the gases are emitted. The auction of production rights, rather than their allocation, also makes economic sense - and has the advantage that it could yield hundreds of billions of dollars a year with which to tackle both the causes and consequences of climate change."
Mark Lynas, journalist, blogger, author of High Tide: News from a Warming World (HarperCollins, March 2005).
"At last we have a proposal which targets the inputs into the climate system, namely fossil fuel producers. This is really the only approach that will guarantee we can stay within any agreed limit or carbon cap. The ability to sell rights to emit provides an opportunity for monetising emissions whilst introducing an aspect of market efficiency. The success of the Montreal Protocol shows us that this type of approach can work and Kyoto 2 should be given serious consideration at the highest level of policy making."
Raf Manji, Director, Sustento Institute, Christchurch, New Zealand.
"It is now time to take the principles of Kyoto to the next level. This will mean wider and deeper participation, stronger measures, clear leadership and an inclusive global framework. The Kyoto2 approach meets these criteria and offers a just, equitable and economically efficient model which could form the basis of an effective international agreement to safeguard our planetary climate."
Alastair Martin, Managing Director of Flexitricity Ltd.
"Kyoto2 represents a more rational approach to controlling greenhouse gas emissions than any other ideas that are out there, and could also generate considerable funds to help us adapt to climate change."
John Topping, President and CEO of the Climate Institute; former Staff Director, Office of Air and Radiation, US EPA.
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