The Climate Plan proposes parallel lines of action to reduce the risk of methane erupting in huge quantities from the Arctic Ocean seafloor.
Category of the Action
Integrated action plan for the world as a whole
What actions do you propose?
Where will these actions be taken?
Who will take these actions?
What are key benefits?
What are the proposal’s costs?
The Climate Action Plan proposes emissions cuts at set annual percentages. It is recommended that each area decides what works best locally, provided annual targets are indeed reached for each type of emission and in parallel, i.e. good progress regarding one type of emission is no excuse for lack of results elsewhere. The eventual goal is to achieve a cut in polluting emissions of 80% by 2020.
To meet targets, it is recommended to implement local feebates, such as the energy feebates featured at the example for the U.S. at https://www.climatecolab.org/web/guest/plans/-/plans/contestId/1300404/phaseId/1300601/planId/1308407
Another highly recommended type of feebates will impose fees on sales of livestock products, nitrogen fertilizers and Portland cement, with revenues used to fund rebates on clean construction components and soil supplements containing biochar and olivine dust.
The latter set of policies will also be beneficial regarding another line of action, i.e. carbon dioxide removal and (safe) storage, which aims to restore carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere, oceans (and soil) to their long-term average by the year 2100.
The Climate Plan contains further lines of action, partly discussed at
How do these sub-proposals fit together?
The Climate Plan proposes comprehensive and effective action, with a number of lines of action to be implemented in parallel. Action taken as part of one line of action can also be beneficial for other lines of action, so the same policies can achieve progress on multiple lines of action, yet good progress on one line of action is no excuse for lack of results on one or more other lines of action.
Explanation of model inputs
For more on the effectiveness of feebates, see the page at
Reduce Risk of Methane Eruptions from Arctic Ocean Seafloor
- How best to cut emissions locally (in this case in the U.S.)
- Global Plan