Image: Panic or Green Deal? - Brussels,  March 4, 2020 - Ursula von der Leyen and Greta Thunberg
Panic or Green Deal? - Brussels, March 4, 2020

Climate change

Apocalypse?  Green deal?  Global citizens' alliance?

 

Climate change is a global problem that can only be solved with effective and efficient global cooperation. However, there are different opinions about risks, urgency, effectiveness and feasibility of the measures to be taken. - According to question 10 of the questionnaire on our new Europe, all citizens throughout Europe are invited to choose between the following 3 approaches:


1. Climate apocalypse:
According to Greta Thunberg and the climate youth striking in schools around the world, «everything has to change now!» - A radical, immediate, total transformation of society and the economy is required, but also of the lifestyle and behavior of everyone, from eating to travelling!

 

2. Business as usual! - The annual UN climate conferences must continue and the ambitious goals of the Paris climate agreement must be realized in all countries! - The EU has to play a leading role in the field of climate change, too, by transforming the European economy with a multi-billion euro “Green Deal” to achieve climate neutrality by 2050. 

 

3. Citizens Alliance for a comprehensive and effective, global climate program in which we citizens everywhere in the world - and especially in Europe - consistently work on all levels for an efficient, decentralized, subsidiary, global climate strategy, to achieve a maximum reduction of global greenhouse gas emissions:

  • as consumers - by changing our lifestyle;
    xxxxx
  • as citizens - for a sustainable and efficient energy and climate policy at every political level: in our community, region, nation and in Europe;
    xxxxx
  • as citizens of of this one world - for an efficient global UN / IPCC climate monitoring, with a global CO2 emissions trading system and an international «climate cent» of willing countries on fossil energies to finance the most effective and efficient global climate protection measures, especially in the poorest areas of the world, to achieve the highest global CO2 emission reductions.