A Global Carbon Levy for Climate Change Adaptation
"We need a global carbon levy to fund
these obligations in line with the ‘polluter pays’ principle."
-Moritz Leuenberger, President of the Swiss Confederation, IIED/ecbi Opinion paper 12 December 2006
Flying to new green heights:
The pre-budget report is likely to tax low-cost flights, but only international cooperation can solve climate change.
- Jim Giles, Guardian Unlimited, 6 December 2006.
"Western nations have little interest in boosting aid budgets. But an international tax would be collected and distributed by an international body, so there would be limited domestic political penalties for supporting it."