The Global Climate Plan: A Global Plan to End Climate Change and Extreme Poverty

144 Pages Posted: 4 Jun 2024

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Adrien Fabre

CNRS; CIRED, International Research Center on Environment & Development, France

Date Written: June 01, 2024

Abstract

Gabriel Zucman: "This book is essential reading for all citizens committed to justice and progress. How can we move towards a fairer world while effectively combating climate change? Adrien Fabre proposes a clear and convincing solution that deserves to be widely debated. The surest instrument for tackling climate change is well known: it consists of capping greenhouse gas emissions through a system of tradable quotas, the quantities of which must gradually decrease to reach zero shortly after the middle of the 21st century. By redistributing the revenues generated equally among all human beings, this mechanism would make it possible to finance a global basic income of around €50 per month per person, thus eradicating the most extreme forms of poverty. Utopia? Since completing his thesis, Adrien Fabre has specialized in opinion surveys on climate and redistribution. And this is where his treatise becomes fascinating. For his meticulous work overturns a commonly accepted idea: that the inhabitants of rich countries are hostile to international redistribution. In reality," he writes, 'people are willing to embrace ecological change and solidarity - as long as the effort is international, equitably shared, and falls first on the richest.' " This promising result deserves to be championed, and that's what the Global Redistribution Advocates movement is all about. Everyone is invited to join the movement by signing its petition, by joining, or by spreading its message.

Keywords: climate policy, climate negotiations

Suggested Citation

Fabre, Adrien, The Global Climate Plan: A Global Plan to End Climate Change and Extreme Poverty (June 01, 2024). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4850808 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4850808

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