I think these are some ways to address barriers against carbon dioxide reduction.
1. Implementation of the existing policies and creation of such procedures through which taxes, fees, etc. are used only for abatement of climate change.
2. The renewable sources should be developed and should be easily accessible as well as economically efficient.
3. The projects and measures taken by every country to combat climate change should be monitored yearly.
4. Developmental needs of countries should be compensated for not using fossil fuels and shifting to renewables through funds, etc.
5. Public as well as political leaders should be made aware of the reasons and effects of climate change, and the capacity building must be done.
6. Environmental Impact Assessment should be performed for projects that have adverse impacts and follow up of EIA should be done.
Considering politics as a barrier to reducing atmospheric CO2 levels, obviously a change of these politics is required. However, it often appears that corporate interest is the biggest and most influential factor, which also seems is hard to overcome. However, living in a democracy, one has of course some substantial forms in which to generate influence. Even though I find it often sounds a little 'fluffy': creating awareness (about the science of climate change and options we have to solve related issues) can be a way forward. And it can eventually generate the public pressure that is needed to transform the politics/political system to something that allows/facilitates/supports the measures that are leading to a substantial CO2 reduction.
Anyone agree or disagree?
What other barriers and respective solution do we have?