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How to Reduce a whole City’s Carbon Footprint by 25%

In 2017 the Finnish city of Lahti declared they would become carbon-neutral by 2025. Now they must get each citizen to reduce their annual carbon footprint to 1.8 tonnes. While there are a few important omissions from their carbon footprint data e.g. flights, Lahti has quietly forged ahead in recent years weaving a kind of […]

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Personal Carbon Trading

Personal Carbon Trading or PCT is a mechanism for increasing flexibility and efficiency in a carbon rationing or cap-and-trade scheme, In a quota system where each participant receives a fixed amount of carbon rations that allow the emission of a certain amount of CO2, there are two problems where PCT helps: participants with an already […]

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Lahti, Finland – Carbon Rationing in Action

The city of Lahti in Finland is running an experimental personal carbon trading scheme, with voluntary carbon rationing or quotas helping citizens reduce their carbon footprints as part of city-based sustainable transport programme. The city won almost €0.5 million from the European Union to run the project and hopes it will feed into the transformation […]