FSFC - the UK's only carbon shares campaign
Fair Shares, Fair Choice (FSFC) is the UK's only dedicated campaign to engage the public and decision-makers in the idea of living within a globally-fair and climate-safe ‘carbon share'.
FSFC offers people (individuals, organisations, businesses and groups) a realistic view of the climate challenge and, uniquely, an opportunity to publicly support the principle of ‘a globally fair and safe carbon share for everyone'. The campaign is backed by resources to help people reduce individual carbon footprints to fairer levels.
The overall aim of FSFC is to demonstrate to Government that the public is ready to explore measures that will help us to reduce our collective carbon footprint - so long as carbon policies/programmes are fair. One idea is to introduce tradable personal 'carbon allowances', backed by incentives for low carbon choices.
FSFC is also about climate education and providing support for low carbon lifestyles/leadership and climate responsibility. FSFC does not attack particular high-carbon activities but provides a realistic picture of carbon impacts and encourages lifestyle changes towards a reduced footprint. FSFC is a growing community of ordinary, ‘switched-on' people who recognise that low-carbon living is the realistic response to the climate challenge and rising oil prices. Importantly, FSFC appeals to people's sense of local and global fairness and to their common sense about how we deal with the climate challenge:
Climate change poses a huge threat of environmental breakdown to the planet's people. Scientific consensus suggests that, to avert catastrophe, we should aim to cap CO2 in the atmosphere to 350 parts per million. FSFC is based on a global model for reducing greenhouse gas emissions called 'Contraction & Convergence' which can be used to calculate ‘fair' and ‘safe' per person carbon allowances for different populations (taking into account the development needs of different countries).
FSFC emphasises the principle of equal shares for all UK citizens - regardless of social status - and choice in terms of how we each make carbon savings.
Do you agree that people should be supported to live within a fair and safe carbon share?: