By Tom Parker | Reclaim The Net | November 5, 2022
An influential United Kingdom (UK) based social purpose organization that was blamed for the UK government’s use of “grossly unethical tactics to scare public into Covid compliance” is recommending that banks use the “wealth of data that they hold” to provide “carbon feedback” on transactions and introduce social credit-style rewards and incentives to encourage “sustainable behaviours.”
The measures are being pushed by the Behavioural Insights Team (also known as “The Nudge Unit”) which specializes in using behavioral insights to “nudge” people into changing their behavior. […]
In addition to advising the UK government, The Nudge Unit also lists US state and city governments, Australian government agencies, local UK police forces, and the Bank of England as some of the groups that it works with.
The Nudge Unit’s executive team is filled with former government employees. Its Chief Executive, Professor David Halpern, previously served as the Chief Analyst at the UK Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit. Its Global Managing Director, Rachel Coyle MBE, previously worked for the UK Ministry of Defence as a national security policy, cyber security, and intelligence analyst and was awarded her MBE for Services to Defence. Other directors have also previously worked for the Australian and UK governments.
The Nudge Unit is one of several influential groups and individuals to have pushed for more invasive tracking of individual carbon consumption and associated social credit-style systems in recent months.
Australia’s Commonwealth Bank began tracking transactions and linking them to carbon footprints last month. The World Economic Forum (WEF), an international organization that works to “shape global, regional and industry agendas,” published ideas on a carbon allowance system that tracks personal emissions in September. And in August, a senior executive at the multinational banking and financial services company Rabobank called for personal carbon wallets that allocate “emission rights” to citizens. – Full article