The predicted large negative economic impacts of a ban on Russian gas did not occur. This fits in a pattern of overestimating the negative consequences of strict environmental policy measures, thus slowing down the green transition. Policy assessments need to… Read More
We humans are part of the wider living nature on earth. We cannot survive without other organisms. We need clean air, water and fertile soils. At the same time, we fully understand that we currently exploit nature. Global warming, loss of biodiversity and pollution are causing great harm to all societies around the globe, often hitting those first and hardest who contribute little to the crises. The 1% richest Europeans, emit per person twenty times more greenhouse gasses, than the bottom half.
The good news is that we can have a good life in harmony with the rest of nature. Healthy food, decent housing and work, safety, education, culture, and leisure – human wellbeing – remain within reach for all. And Europe can and must take the global lead in the transition to long-term and deep sustainability.
The bad news is that we are not changing fast enough, and we need to speed up urgently. Resistance within society to the required changes is understandable and must be taken seriously, while we need bold decisions to address the most unsustainable practises. This short paper presents ten proposals aimed at speeding up the green transition.
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