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Personal carbon allowances revisited

Fuso Nerini, F; Fawcett, T; Parag, Y; Ekins, P; (2021) Personal carbon allowances revisited. Nature Sustainability , 4 pp. 1025-1031. 10.1038/s41893-021-00756-w. Green open access

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Abstract

Here we discuss how personal carbon allowances (PCAs) could play a role in achieving ambitious climate mitigation targets. We argue that recent advances in AI for sustainable development, together with the need for a low-carbon recovery from the COVID-19 crisis, open a new window of opportunity for PCAs. Furthermore, we present design principles based on the Sustainable Development Goals for the future adoption of PCAs. We conclude that PCAs could be trialled in selected climate-conscious technologically advanced countries, mindful of potential issues around integration into the current policy mix, privacy concerns and distributional impacts.

Type: Article
Title: Personal carbon allowances revisited
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1038/s41893-021-00756-w
Publisher version: http://doi.org/10.1038/s41893-021-00756-w
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Climate-change mitigation, Policy, Sustainability
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > Bartlett School Env, Energy and Resources
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10134123
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