Cap and Dividend
Talking with people about the work Carrots and Stick has been doing I’ve found that even very environmentally and politically aware people don’t often understand Cap and Trade. It’s not really that complicated, but it’s fairly unintuitive. The government limits the level of pollution, issues permits granting permission to pollute to companies, and then those companies can trade the permits.
Outside of policy focused blog reading circles and explicitly activist circles Cap and Trade isn’t well known and few groups are actively trying to educate people about Cap and Trade, except perhaps scare mongering climate change deniers.
So why not skip teaching people about Cap and Trade and go straight to teaching them about Cap and Dividend. Cap and Dividend is basically just a plan to ensure Cap and Trade is economically fair and it’s simple as you make this sort of thing. Check it out: