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White paper shows how market forces can tackle carbon dioxide and phosphorus challenges

Posted by steve on January 20, 2011

coverwhitepaper-feThis updated White Paper

How Flexible Emissions Fees Can Drive Transition to Fossil-free and Sustainable Living

explains why we need to discourage supply chains from emitting waste into the natural environment. It also explains that what we call waste could be a resource in another supply chain if the economic context were to encourage recycling. The mechanism present, the Höglunds Mechanism, is one tool to do just that: to focus market forces to create an economic system that delivers real value: essential services in a sustainable way.

The paper describes the planetary boundaries approach put forward by the Stockholm Resilience Centre and gives several worked examples as to how the mechanism could be applied to two of the four top priorities: carbon dioxide and phosphorus.

Read the paper here. whitepaperfe_v2tb

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