If we do nothing (or nothing serious), we go to climate chaos. But it’s not too late to act; It is still possible to redeem the lost time. It was still possible, in Europe and throughout the planet, to go for factor 4: dividing our 2050 greenhouse gas emissions by 4.
To get there, we must significantly reduce our energy consumption (reduction & efficiency) and break from fossil fuels (oil, coal, etc.) through the development of renewable energy.
900,000 new jobs in France. More than 6 million in Europe.
For our emissions of 4 in 2050 no later than? This project is very large, but many invest in energy savings and renewable energy can cause “900,000 new jobs in France”, according to the latest estimates of Ademe, and more than 6 million jobs for all Europe … this is a good way to significantly reduce elegance and insecurity. A good way, therefore, to reconcile Europe with its citizens.
Medium-term profitability of the project because climate events has caused thousands of deaths, millions of refugees, and every year, the increasing number of high expenses. Global warming causes not only natural disasters (droughts, heat waves, floods, …) but also hunger and displacement of injured populations.
What will happen to 20, 30 or 40 years if hundreds of millions of men and women have to leave their homeland, after being unable to be inhabited? In the medium term, we all know world peace is at stake, if we cannot reduce – drastically and quickly – our greenhouse gas emissions.
Nothing is inevitable. In all regions, citizens, representatives, associations, and selected companies we have innovated and shows that it is possible to act against global warming.
For renewable energy, the solution will not be the same everywhere (here we will develop biomass, there is solar energy, elsewhere, geothermal energy) but everywhere the impact on work will be proven. Local studies (such as studies by Bizi in Basque countries) confirm the very high level of work announced by more global studies (CNRS and ADEME).
To finance this colossal project, the work of Nicholas Stern and other experts gather to show that, in addition to existing investments, we need to delete, every year, around 2% of GDP in each of our countries for our new private and public investment.
Of course, this investment will be profitable in the long run, but how do you “prime pumps”? The climate transition causes a formidable problem for our public finance. In Germany we saw how the coalition between CDUs, vegetables, and liberals failed to fund coal release.
How do we finance energy transitions in Europe and countries in the south? There is no single solution, but it is necessary to start two fundamental debates. The first involves the possibility of financing with the creation of money. The second, creating a climate contribution to not reinvested profits.