Buy a ton of Europe's Kyoto Protocol carbon credit allowance and retire it!

Friends of the Irish Environment are purchasing carbon emissions trading credits approved under the EU Directive and are offering to retire them as an unusal 'green' gifts.

The recent budget allocated €20m for carbon credits which must be purchased on the European exchange to compensate for Ireland exceeding its Kyoto greenhouse gas limits.

A carbon tax would have reduced the country's Kyoto overshoot - and it would have raised money to buy the remaining necessary pollution credits to meet targets from the companies that produced the greenhouse gases. Personal carbon trading allowance 'credit cards' would mean that the indiidual would pay for his own emmissions alone. The Government has approved neither.

Making one tonne of cement produces one tonne of greenhouse gases - but as it stands now, the cost is not added to the price of a bag of cement but instead paid by the public in its taxes. The polluter is not paying.

Read the Irish Times on the tonne of credits we sent to the Minister for the Environment!

Purchase Online From Our Secure Site


Buy a ton of Europe's Kyoto Protocol carbon credit allowance and retire it!

Friends of the Irish Environment are purchasing carbon emissions trading credits approved under the EU Directive and are offering to retire them as an unusal 'green' gifts.

The recent budget allocated €20m for carbon credits which must be purchased on the European exchange to compensate for Ireland exceeding its Kyoto greenhouse gas limits.

A carbon tax would have reduced the country's Kyoto overshoot - and it would have raised money to buy the remaining necessary pollution credits to meet targets from the companies that produced the greenhouse gases. Personal carbon trading allowance 'credit cards' would mean that the indiidual would pay for his own emmissions alone. The Government has approved neither.

Making one tonne of cement produces one tonne of greenhouse gases - but as it stands now, the cost is not added to the price of a bag of cement but instead paid by the public in its taxes. The polluter is not paying.

Read the Irish Times on the tonne of credits we sent to the Minister for the Environment!

Purchase Online From Our Secure Site

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