Frans VerhagenFrans Verhagen is a Dutch-American sustainability sociologist with a Ph.D. in the sociology of international development, and a Masters of International Affairs from Columbia University. In the sixties he worked as a missionary priest in Ghana. In 2009 he founded the International Institute for Monetary Transformation and is now pursuing the development and implementation of the Tierra Solution, a decarbonization-based international monetary system with a money-based financial system, an inequality-reducing fiscal system, and a UN Peoples' Bank-regulated trading system. He is the convener of the International Peace Research Association (IPRA)’s Ecology and Peace Commission where he introduced the concept of monetary justice. He represented IPRA at UN Headquarters, where he was founding chair of the NGO Committee on Sustainable Development’s Working Group on Monetary Transformation. His major publication so far is The Tierra Solution: Resolving Climate Change Through Monetary Transformation (2012), which proposes 1) a Global FED ; 2) a banking system without the privilege of money creation; and 3) a carbon standard for the international monetary system based on the monetary decarbonization standard of a specific tonnage of CO2 per person; and 4) the Tierra digital global currency with the Tierra as the unit of account. Dr. Verhagen is currently busy exerting influence on COP 28 after having done so on COP26 in Glasgow through a monetary justice campaign with the Unitarian Universalist UN office including a petition for a Glasgow international commission on monetary reform and transformation (read his offered NYT Op-Ed). He is preparing an updated version of his study in https://transformmoney.org called "Transforming the world economy: The TTRIMS monetary sustainability framework for global governance and international development". (He should not be confused with the Dutch journalist by the same name who writes critically about the US ).