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Customer Review - "It is not a question of life and death . . . it is far more important than that."
17 April 2009 By Richard M. Dennis
This review is of: Contraction and Convergence: The Global Solution to Climate Change -
“It is not a question of life and death - it is far more important than that. Although 9 years old, this book outlines possibly the most significant contribution to the survival of humankind on planet Earth. Aubrey Meyer deserves his place in history! Read it, follow up some of the links, consider what happening today and get involved.”
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"Contraction and Convergence is a mechanism for getting global agreement on the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
Like all the best ideas, it is easy to grasp. It is founded on two fundamental principles that cannot be questioned except by very
devious linguistic distortions: first, that the global emission of greenhouse gases must be progressively reduced; secondly,
that global governance must be based on justice and fairness. Under the second principle, the emission of greenhouse gases
must be based on an equal per capita allowance. It is this second principle that makes it particularly relevant to recent clashes
between Civil Society and the world financial organisations - the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the World
Trade Organisation. In dealing with the global economy the IMF, rightly, sees the need for 'structural adjustments'. By this,
it means adjustments to the economy and practices of nations that will lead to continuing, rather than short term, benefit.
But the structural adjustments being imposed by the IMF on poor nations are primarily designed to strengthen the global
economy in the hope that wealth will trickle down from the wealthy to the poor. Seen from the perspective of poor countries,
'structural adjustments' need to be made to the practices of the industrial nations since it is their consumption and emissions
that are destroying the natural world, and it is their economic system that has led to such massive inequality. Contraction and
Convergence is such an adjustment. Contraction and Convergence is a mechanism by which money would flow from rich to poor
nations as of right, not as aid. It would introduce a mechanism by which the world economy would move in the direction of
greater equality. It is based on a simple principle of justice that any schoolchild can understand, and therefore should be
difficult for negotiators to pervert."
From James Bruges Foreword to
"Contraction & Convergence: The Global Solution to Climate Change" -
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