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carbon footprints carbon allowances carbon currency business & industry energy transition
carbon footprints carbon allowances carbon currency business & industry energy transition
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carbon footprints carbon allowances carbon currency business & industry energy transition

From our beginnings in 2018 to our incorporation as a community interest company in 2021 to create an organisation advocating for carbon allowances, EcoCore has focused on cross-cutting environmental challenges with pragmatism and objectivity.


From Ancient Greek οἶκος (oîkos, “house, household”)


the heart, the centre, the kernel
a portrait format version of the EcoCore logo visualising the carbon currency based on carbon allowances concept

Our ambition is to create systemic change in society and the economy via carbon allowances. This plan is not a silver bullet to solve climate change, but the crux of an integrated framework of existing climate policies – the changes we make as individuals are important, but they also need to be supported by changes in how businesses work and in how governments make and implement policy. 

Our pioneering policy of a carbon currency based on carbon allowances is a ground-breaking system for ensuring every individual and organisation plays their part, whether locally, nationally or globally.

Endorsement from Experts

Personal Carbon Allowances is a framework for reducing CO2 emissions based on fairness and practicality, and I can see that the Carbon Currency policy would build on that on a larger scale. Since the world needs radical, equitable and effective solutions, it would be fantastic to see something based on these principles tried out and put into practice.

Portrait shot of Aubrey Meyer

When we created the Contraction and Convergence framework at the Global Commons Institute in 1994 for UNFCCC Compliance, it was widely accepted as the best and fairest way to reduce global CO2 emissions. Indexing Carbon Credits and Debits as Carbon Equivalent Currency against the declining average of carbon consumption per capita is a necessary and indeed inevitable derivative of this. The excellent work of Ecocore in this critical area deserves your support.

Aubrey Meyer

Award-winning Environmentalist, Co-founder of the Global Commons Institute, Author of “Contraction and Convergence: a Global Solution to Climate Change”

Carbon emissions allowances, accounting and trading at the household level holds much promise for improving society’s response to climate change. This approach could not only make the process of emissions reduction fairer across society, but also provoke creative and innovative ways of doing business that decouples emissions from our economy.

The Carbon Currency based on Carbon Allowances policy should replace attempts to set a carbon price. We roughly know the quantity for various global warming scenarios. Setting the quantity per capita & issuing that could be a lot more effective than trying to guess the “right” price for carbon.

EcoCore Volunteers

EcoCore continues to grow and raise its ambition year on year thanks to the amazing input from our fab team of volunteers. If you want to join us, look for opportunities on ReachVolunteer or just drop us a line.

Adam Carbon Watchdog Adam Hardy, MSc Environmental Technology, Writer & Campaigner

Cat Etchart, Graphic Designer

Julie Fenner, copywriter and marketing consultant ([Encoded])

Sam Baker, MSc Environmental Technology, Fundraiser & Researcher

Claire Hawes, Copywriter and Marketing Consultant [Encoded]

Jan Chamier, Editor [Encoded]

Millie S. Holland, Graphic Designer

David Ofili, Web Programmer

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