- Liew Yoon Chee
- Kuala Lumpur/malaysia
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I propose that in the future everyone bear their own carbon debts.
Carbon dioxide being one of the major threat of human, affecting the quality of life and our resources. However, such problem never had mind blowing solutions. I suggest that we should introduce personal carbon debts. It can change the habit of people directly. The concept is simple. People are only allowed to create certain level of carbon in their daily live. The debt is to be record by the amount of electricity they spend, fuels they burn and so on. It is more effective to show them how much debt they create, compare with charging extra from the bills. Whenever a person create more carbon debts that he or she should be, he or she need to make repayment. Repayment is not penalty. They can settle their debt by planting more trees, funding a eco-friendly project, buy a low emission car and so on. This seems to be very hard, but it's still certainly achievable.