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Sharing for Survival. Restoring the Climate, the Commons and Society.

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Brian Davey, FEASTA, Ireland, April 2012

Preface by Brian Davey

Dealing with a ‘wicked problem’ in a time of uncertainty – a diversity of responses to climate mitigation – united by a concern for effectiveness and equity.

What can be done if mainstream politics loses interest in climate change by Brian Davey

Reviews strategies for climate change mitigation given the disinterest and even hostility in the political mainstream. Puts forward a strategy for civil society and community organisations in a future of economic chaos to connect to the struggle for equity.

The Climate and the Commons by Justin Kenrick

This chapter explores strategies for restoring the commons as a viable alternative to the socio-economic system which is driving climate change, deepening inequality and disintegrating society and ecology.

Cap and Share in Pictures by Laurence Matthews

Uses diagrams to explain the nuts and bolts of Cap and Share – a policy designed to control carbon emissions from burning fossil fuels which has equity at its heart – and how poorer people would benefit

Policy Packages by Nick Bardsley

Any element of a coherent package for addressing climate change could be counterproductive on its own. This chapter explores some of the main issues that need to be addressed in tandem with capping fossil fuel.

Operating effectively at the world level by John Jopling

There are a number of systemic reasons why current global governance is dysfunctional. The solution is for global citizens to build a new kind of system that is just, equitable and effective.

Cap and Share in India by James Bruges (with Anandi Sharan)

How funds from Cap and Share could provide permanent benefit to the largely rural population of India.

Panel: Biochar by James Bruges

The potential for biochar to make a difference globally, both in food production and to counteract climate change

Cap and Share: managing the share on a global level by Caroline Whyte

Explores whether it would be possible or wise to distribute the share in Cap and Share to every single adult in the world and whether this would really benefit the poor.

Reasons for optimism by Richard Douthwaite (with David Knight)

Suggests changes to the energy market to better address the linked crises of climate change, the ‘credit crunch’, and global fossil fuel supply / demand imbalance through the establishment of a Global Climate Trust.

You can read the book at www.sharingforsurvival.org/index.php/contents/