World trade carbon tax

Propose a carbon tax on world trade to stop the unsustainable trade of goods that are being manufactured needlessly on opposite sides of the planet, many air and sea miles away from their intended destination. This would encourage goods to be more sustainably manufactured on site, in their own countries.

Why the contribution is important

To encourage local produce and less transportation of goods around the planet.

by johnnyb on October 25, 2020 at 10:01PM

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  • Posted by winterstein October 26, 2020 at 12:04

    I like this, but getting global adoption would be very slow.

    Meanwhile, individual countries could introduce local carbon taxes on products based on C02 (& equivalent) emissions.
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