Volume 29: Closing Carbon Cycles – A Transformation Process Involving Technology, Economy, and Society: Part IV

Local currencies in the context of climate protection – A circular and decentral economy approach based on real experiments Christian Gelleri



Despite numerous appeals, agreements and political measures, greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise worldwide. The increase of GDP is closely correlated with the increase in resources. Local currencies can be used instead to ensure sustainable cycles with a low carbon footprint. The research path goes into the daily routine of a real laboratory to find out which methods and incentives would be effective enough to deliver carbon savings. The climate bonus consists of a double mechanics of payment for the use of ecological goods and incentives to reduce them sparingly. As a result, after three years of the project, CO2-Memissions are clearly above expectations.

Keywords Local Currencies;Climate Protection;Money;Real Laboratory;Transdisciplinary Research

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