2CS Carbon and Social Credit Scheme
Building Sustainable Communities Across the Dublin Region
2CS is an exciting initiative of the
People tend to see sustainable behaviour as either inconvenient or expensive. Encouraging community participation in civic society or trying to limit the environmental impact of our day-to-day shopping, travelling and waste disposal requires thought, time and effort to change existing habits.
Governments and campaigners, service providers and industry are all searching for ways to motivate people to behave more sustainably. One of the difficulties in bringing about change is that people are usually not acknowledged or rewarded for their efforts in any tangible way.
The Carbon Social Credit Scheme (2CS) is an initiative of the
2CS aims to change the pattern of citizen’s behaviour towards activities which will increase sustainability, reduce the environmental impacts of consumption and develop social capital in the
Working with FEASTA, the Foundation for the Economics of Sustainability and South Dublin County Council, a 2CS Report has been prepared in response to the Dublin Regional Authority’s 2CS Study Brief, the key output of which was the preparation of an evidence-based study on the introduction of a distribution scheme for carbon/social credits among citizens, retailers, schools, community groups, local service providers, etc., in the Dublin Region, piloted in South Dublin County.
For more details contact the Dublin Regional Authority
Patricia Potter, Director