Climate change and the environment
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The European Union is the third largest emitter of greenhouse gasses in the world.
Reaching and sustaining net zero global CO2 emissions is the only way to halt global warming.
To achieve this goal we must move within the rules of the current global system and ensure it is aimed at resolving this issue. Introducing a price on carbon across the entire European Union is the only way to ensure that a strong economic incentive will steer society towards a sustainable future.
The EU should introduce a binding regulation to ensure that all European States introduce a gradually increasing price on carbon to ensure that net zero anthropogenic CO2 emissions will be achieved by at least 2030.
Energy production accounts for over 70% of all global emissions.
The price on carbon shall be added to the price of CO2 emitting energy sources (e.g. Coal, Oil, Gas) according to their emissions and will be redistributed equally to all citizens (a "revenue neutral" system for member states).
This will incentivise businesses to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by choosing cheaper renewable energy sources while rewarding ordinary citizens for making sustainable choices (e.g. buying electric cars will be much cheaper than diesel SUVs).
The price on carbon should gradually rise to allow businesses to adapt and carbon tariffs should be imposed on imports from countries that have not implemented a similar price on carbon.
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