This is a competition open to all folks in USA and Canada. Simple. Give us your 2020 Vision in 135 characters or less on twitter. Don’t forget to add the hashtag #2020V so Planet Positive will pick their favourite!
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About Our Campaign
2020 Vision is a communications campaign which providing people with a clear view of how their lives will be better by 2020 in a greener, low carbon world. We will equip individuals with a reduction guideline that will enable them to reduce their emissions by over 42% by 2020.
It is specifically designed to provide a vision of our low carbon lives that we can achieve by 2020. We will also invite environmental leaders, scientists, businesses and NGO’s to provide their vision. We have already filmed the visions of over 40 individuals that play a role in the business, politics or science of Climate Change such as Lord Nicolas Stern, Joan Ruddcok – DECC, Jeremy Leggett – Founder of Solar Century, Caroline Lucas – MEP Green Party, Chris Rapley – Head the Science Museum, Zac Goldsmith – Chairman of The Ecologist, Richard Brown – CEO Eurostar, Lord Turner, and awaiting the visions from Vice President of the Maldives (to be sent to us) and Jonathan Porritt – Forum for the Future. We will upload these videos and other vision onto our website where all people will be able to upload their 2020 vision by means of video, pictures, artwork or written word (via youtube, flickr )
30th June 2009
Climate Bill Passes Congress
Today The US House of Representatives has passed a climate change bill aimed at reducing the country’s emissions.
The legislation will put curbs on pollution and apply market principles to attempts to tackle global warming.
It was passed by a narrow margin of 219 votes to 212. President Barack Obama said the vote represented “enormous progress”.
But the bill still has to be passed by the US Senate before it can become law, and it faces another tough fight.
“Today the House of Representatives took historic action with the passage of the American Clean Energy and Security Act,” Mr Obama said after the vote. “It’s a bold and necessary step that holds the promise of creating new industries and millions of new jobs, decreasing our dangerous dependence on foreign oil.”
Details of the bill are as follows
· To cut emissions by 17% below the level in 2005 by 2020, then by 83% by 2050
· Imposes national limits and requires polluters to acquire emissions permits
· Permits are either free (85%) or bought at auction (15%)
· Permits can be traded, allowing major polluters to offset surplus emissions
I have worked in the USA for over 8 years and believe me when I say, this is an historic day and Congress needs to be congratulated. However, this brings America to the place where it should have been over 5 year ago and as the bill still has to pass through the Senate and given the resistance that is still ot there, it is clear that there is still much work to do!