A British research group is suggesting a sort of localized version of Kyoto-style emissions trading, according to the BBC:
Every man and woman in the country could be issued with a fixed number of permits to pollute the atmosphere under an idea from government-sponsored researchers. It's been proposed by academics at the Tyndall Centre - one of Britain's top institutes for climate change policy.
They say it's the best way of helping Britain hit its long-term target of cutting by 60% the emissions thought to be changing the climate. People living simple lifestyles could make money by selling their excess pollution permits to those wanting to live in the fast lane.