Canvassing for Opinion - aka "Blairs Brain on Cannabis"

IMHO prohibition sentiment requires inherent addiction to status quo, an incapacity to visualise beyond the here and now and a desperate desire to know others might feel the same... Reform is not revolutionary, rather it is evolutionary. Having survived banging your head against a brick wall the evolutionist relishes having stopped. / Blair

Friday, February 09, 2007

Individual carbon trading as a future policy tool

Section 4 details a range of questions which need to be answered to enable a reasonable assessment of individual carbon trading as a future policy tool.
These cover:
Political Acceptability (what are the conditions for political acceptance?
Political and institutional viability (what is needed institutionally to make it work?)
Public reaction and ‘acceptability’ (how will the public understand it, react to it and respond within it?)
Related measures (how does it relate to other policy instruments, particularly other trading schemes?)
Market reaction (what will happen in energy, housing, transport markets and what ‘carbon trading’ schemes and scams will emerge without careful management?)
Technical and operational feasibility (can it work and be resilient and sufficiently fraud proof – and can the banking system provide the foundations?)
Set up and operational cost (how much to set up and run?)
Economic impact (how does its impact compare with other ways of constraining carbon in the economy?)
Equity, justice and distributional impacts (who wins and who loses, by how much and where?)
see previous blog item
Blair Anderson
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