UN panel: New taxes needed for a climate fund

Aug 05, 2010

(AP) -- British economist Nicholas Stern says a U.N. economic panel is discussing carbon taxes, add-ons to international air fares and a levy on cross-border money transfers as ways to raise $100 billion a year to fight climate change.

Stern has told international climate negotiators that governments will need to create incentives for private investments in industries emitting few .

The Copenhagen climate summit in December determined that $100 billion is needed every year starting in 2020 to help poor countries adapt to and reduce carbon emissions.

Stern hopes that will lead to a new industrial revolution.

He told a U.N. climate conference Thursday a final report analyzing new revenue sources should be ready by October.

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TegiriNenashi
1.6 / 5 (7) Aug 05, 2010
Jules from Pulp Fiction: Say "climate change" again. SAY "CLIMATE CHANGE AGAIN". I dare you, I double dare you. Say Climate Change one more time.
omatumr
2.2 / 5 (10) Aug 05, 2010
UN Panel Finds New Taxes Are Needed

What a surprise!

Will more taxes help climate scientists stop fudging experimental data?

Oliver K. Manuel
DADDYBEAR
2.5 / 5 (8) Aug 05, 2010
I did not vote for any member of the UN.Their charter was and is a place for nations to meet to discuss problems only not as a taxing agency or to rule the world.I will not pay any tax that this illegal agency tries to install. They should stop trying to run the world and clean up their own mess first.They should be moved to another part of the world as the people of the US does not even wish to part of this agency anymore.Our Government is afraid to take a vote as they know that we do not wish it here and do not want to be part of it. One of these days somebody here will have the guts to ask the American people. It has become a corrupt and disgusting bloated piece of trash and should be sent packing.
omatumr
2 / 5 (8) Aug 05, 2010
I did not vote for any member of the UN. Their charter was and is a place for nations to meet to discuss problems only not as a taxing agency or to rule the world.


As a former strong supporter of the UN, I regret to say that I agree with you.

The Climategate scandal exposed an international alliance of the UN's IPCC with world leaders, Al Gore, the Norwegian Peace Prize Committee, major news organizations, the Alliance of Science Academies worldwide, federal research funding agencies and scientific journals who were willing to use science as a tool of propaganda to control the world.

thermodynamics
1 / 5 (2) Aug 06, 2010
The conspiracy theorists are out in force tonight.

omatumr: You should be embarrassed to tell such blatant lies. "Climategate" exposed some boorish behavior and stupidity but there is nothing that is a "scandal exposed an international alliance of the UN's IPCC with world leaders, Al Gore, the Norwegian Peace Prize Committee, major news organizations, the Alliance of Science Academies worldwide, federal research funding agencies and scientific journals who were willing to use science as a tool of propaganda to control the world." You need to take a deep breath and up your dosage of lithium. Then go back and read about the stolen papers and show us where they say the things your are spitting out here.

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