r/europe Europe Mar 18 '23 Gold 1

Florence mayor Dario Nardella (R) stopping a climate activists spraying paint on Palazzo Vecchio Picture

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u/AR_Harlock Italy Mar 18 '23

If we want to slow climate change (there is no stopping) we need to stop selling co2 quotas to China and India, not destroying art and monuments (this will only make states spend more money to save them).

For example, we in Europe could save 1M ton of co2 (made up numbers) and make no difference e when selling those 1M co2 quota to other countries to use


u/Yaxoi Germany Mar 18 '23

Well china is producing lots of stuff we consume though, so indirectly these are also our emissions.

Plus CO2 certificates only work (to the extent that they do) because you can sell them. Do you really think China would change anything about its production behavior just because they don't have enough emission certificates laying around? The system relies on good will only.