Hey, check out these links. I think this is a great idea! Basically levy a .05% transaction fee on banks, hedge funds and other finance institutions for specific transactions (foreign exchange transactions, derivatives and share deals, not those of the everyday consumer) and use the money to help the poor countries tackle poverty and fight climate change. They reckon it will raise 100’s of billions of dollars each year and the banks will scarcely notice it…they could probably do with giving something back after the Global Financial Crisis fiasco.
And, as an added bonus, there is a couple of good videos to look at on the first site….Bill Nighy is funny in any context!!:-)