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GalvestonDreaming t1_j0xp7dn wrote

Instead of fighting it; the US, UK and Canada should join this carbon agreement. Make it the international standard.


eggplant_avenger t1_j0zi7g0 wrote

I get what you mean but if only those three countries join it’s less international and more just a western thing


MoustachedCat t1_j107dhd wrote

The size of all four collective economies would make it the international standard by default


eggplant_avenger t1_j10jukv wrote

for quality regulations, sure. for import taxes it’s another case of developed western countries ganging up on the global south, even though they’re only making stuff for us


GalvestonDreaming t1_j10mnym wrote

So what do you want to do? How do you get major players like China and India to put a price value on carbon?


eggplant_avenger t1_j10r9uj wrote

China and India have been meeting their Paris Agreement targets of their own volition and they’re both investing a huge amount into controlling emissions. They’re the wrong countries to be singling out

Effective climate policy needs to address global inequality and part of this means a greater margin of appreciation for developing economies so they can industrialize. Rich countries like the U.S., Japan, and Australia can also afford to invest more before we penalize others for our own consumption