Outsourcing the Problem: Consumption, Climate and China
Public Interest Research Centre - Non-Profit - www.pirc.info
Help us reveal an untold scandal: how the West exports carbon emissions to countries like China - expecting them to pay for the impact of our consumption. We need an engaging animation to explain the problem - for which we'll provide research, a voiceover from George Monbiot, and promotion from ChinaDialogue. The animation will inform the public, inspire campaigners and give us a tool to lobby government to take responsibility.
Dave Hampton commented
This is exactly the root of the issue - I so hope you get the funding you need.
Brian Davey commented
Yes, without understanding this problem, our emissions and those of China, are misleading and this needs to be recognised in policy
Philip Cole commented
I vote for PIRC
Marcus Morrell commented
A critical issue - I hope this encourages society to look at the true impact of our consumption.
ben warlow commented
Good luck, hope this helps!
jo abbess commented
Sometimes an animation paints more than a million words - in conveying quintessential truths that would otherwise take so much heated debate to communicate. Previous PIRC animations have featured in clever things like the "Age of Stupid" film, and we definitely need more to follow !
Emer O'Siochru commented
A problem cannot be solved if the people do not know about it. Carbon trading as it works now is a liar's charter. This fund is needed to open peoples eyes.
Doro Marden commented
needs more exposure!
Janet Alty commented
Pls pls pls send this on to all and sundry, esp the sundry as we do so badly need to get this message across....
You've got my three votes already, it seems, if the system works as it shd.
Amy lunt commented
Sounds like a great idea to me.
Bill Bordass commented
Yes, outsourcing is a massive problem; and not just for imports. Developed countries now need to lead the way into more sustainable behaviour, and not indulge in displacement activities.
David Rennie commented
Once we know the extent of the emissions imposed by us on other countries (e.g. UK on China), our Government will be under pressure to act on it.
This proposal follows PIRC's electrifying report on the huge practical capacity of the UK's offshore renewable energy resources (wind and wave).
Tillie Sklair commented
A fact that should be recognised when China berates the West for its legacy emissions in international climate negotiations.
Richard Douthwaite commented
This is important if a climate deal is to be made to work. You have my 3 votes.
James Ashforth commented
This is very interesting and it needs to be exposed.
James Haselip commented
Go for it - you have my votes