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.
Matt Prescott commented
This is a huge and under-reported issue which deserves to be highlighted far more widely in clear and simple terms.
George Monbiot is one of the great environmental thinkers of our time and PIRC have a track record of producing rigorous and innovative reports which help to set the agenda and reframe old arguments in new ways that change minds and shift what is possible.
Anton Page commented
This is great project. Climate change is the most important challenge we face. If we don't fix this nothing else matters. But in order to do this we must fully understand all the complexities. That's why this project is important.
Prof David P Knight commented
This is extremely important . I strongly support this. Successive UK governments have been obsessed with Kyoto Protocol and NI 186 which do not take into consideration consumption emission figures and the export of emissions to China. Fully one third of China's greenhouse gas emissions are attributable to exports.
An animation would help to communicate the importance of all this.
Brilliant - keep it nice and simple so we can all understand it :)
alan gamble commented
Bob Irving commented
It's time this info was better known.
andy south commented
Good plan, I'd certainly like to see the result!
CHRISTOPHER SOLE commented
Very important Research and needs to be brought to the mainstream.
Peter Davis commented
we can't keep sweeping dirt under the carpet or we'll be tripping up on it before long
c p groll commented
clarity always welcome. go for it!
Clare Palgrave commented
Its not only the export of CO2 that happens, its also the export of slave labour and also other pollution, so this project will start to make obvious the degree to which our consumerism affects the world.
Georgie Weedon commented
Ann Link commented
It's right, it isn't known well enough - and the Story of Stuff is very effective so this would be good
Penny W commented
Excellent idea, you must do this. I vote for it.
Helen Bird commented
Go for it! Very important project.
tanya hawkes commented
yeah, pirc, great! x
chris zealley commented
A vital project, and one to which the skills and experience of the PIRC team are outstandingly suited.
yeah, go pirc!
Diana Korchien commented
Go, PIRC go!