Polluting rights

日期:2019-03-06 09:01:01 作者:风虚商 阅读:

Global warming is best tackled if all the world’s citizens have the right to emit the same amount of carbon dioxide, the most abundant greenhouse gas. So says Britain’s Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution, in a report on climate change published last week. The objective, says the commission, would be to give each country a pollution quota based on its population. Heavily polluting nations could then buy rights to discharge more CO2 from poor nations which produce little. The commission, which makes 87 recommendations,