Our Logo

This is the Global Carbon Reward logo. The logo has four major elements. Can you guess what they are, and what they represent?

1The letter “C” represents elemental carbon. The policy for a Global Carbon Reward introduces a representative currency that has a ‘unit of account’ denominated in carbon. This is because the most important greenhouse gases are comprised of carbon, including carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4). The colour blue is symbolic of the Earth’s atmosphere during the day.
2The letter “C” is combined with a line to form the iconic “reboot” symbol that is found on the power switches of many computers and electronic devices [a]. For example, when your computer isn’t working properly, the only recourse is to “reboot the system” by switching it off and then starting it again. The reboot symbol is used because the Global Carbon Reward is designed to “reboot” the world economy for stabilizing the climate and protecting the planetary ecosystem.
3If you look closely at the “reboot” symbol, you might notice that the line ends with a bulge. This bulge is not found on the original “reboot” symbol. The bulge represents the central objective of the policy — which is to remain below 1.5 to 2.0°C of global warming as proposed in the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement — and the whole line has the shape of a thermometer because it refers to the average mean surface temperature of the Earth.
4The logo includes 17 leaves. These leaves represent the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations [b]. The Global Carbon Reward is designed to respond effectively to SDG #13, which is the climate change goal. The Global Carbon Reward can support the other SDGs as co-benefits of the policy. The colours of the 17 leaves create a red-green-blue colour wheel over a  360 degree rotation [c]. The 17 coloured leaves represent the flow of time, the diversity of species that comprise the planetary ecosystem, and the diversity of human cultures that comprise our global civilisation.



The standard power symbol is a line partially within a broken circle, and it indicates how to activate or deactivate a device. It may appear on a toggle or pushbutton that places the device into a standby power mode, or it may be the on-off switch (see Wikipedia).


The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals are 17 interlinked goals that were defined in 2015 by the United Nations General Assembly and are intended to be achieved by the year 2030. They are included in a UN Resolution called the 2030 Agenda (see Wikipedia).


A colour wheel is an organization of colour hues around a circle, and it is typically uses red, yellow, and blue primaries (RYB colour model) arranged in equally spaced intervals (see Wikipedia).