Carbon pricing: what impact for South Africans

I am attending an event hosted by the M&G’s Critical Thinking Forum called CARBON PRICING: What would the impact be on South AFrican Citizens?

Quite a lofty question indeed. Should I even care? Should any of us care? Carbon pricing, carbon trading, carbon anything is at the moment under discussion in various fora (forums) some where in the world. It may seem out of timing, what with COP 17 a distant memory.

The question is however a serious one. The introduction of a carbon tax will affect everyone, rich, middle class, and the poor. Allowing debate, listening and engaging in conversation is essential for the argument to gain intensity.

So, I ask again should I care, just a little bit, if at all?

I will attempt to answer that question over the next hour or two. read the next post