WA group of entrepreneurs, scientists and government representatives called the “Green New Deal” – that is, Franklin D. Based on Roosevelt’s New Deal of the 1930s, ele terms come to mind when discussing ideas on how the economy and society can be reduced to one. Is there another fundamental turning point to a climate-neutral economy and life?
In the 50-minute discussion in the Radial System Lecture Hall, obstacles, trials, opportunities, all these words came up many times, and not only: faith. The term was coined by Elsevier CEO Kumzal Biasit, and was accepted by other members of the panel. Biasit quoted George Schultz, an American politician and former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Labor and Finance, who died in February at the age of 100, as saying: “Faith is the currency of the nation.” Get something.
Mark Ferguson is an example of how one can gain this faith from people who are going to experience a transition to give up habits. In Ireland, the Ferguson Science Foundation guides Ireland and advises the government on scientific issues, and “Citizen Assemblies” are established to bring together randomly elected citizens and discuss socially relevant issues. As a result of such a partnership process, 100 years later, in 2018, Ireland changed its abortion law. People should not be underestimated, Ferguson said, and they should be included. Attitudes that Ferguson believes may also change later, based on reservations such as rejecting genetically modified plants. “If people realize that it can save the environment, maybe people will see it differently.” This example is apt for Ferguson, who primarily combined the transition to a climate-neutral economy with technological innovations. When asked what immediate action would be taken to achieve the 1.5 degree target, he said the commercial use of carbon dioxide needs to be explored. He referred to the reprogramming of E. coli bacteria to take carbon dioxide and convert it into sugar. A research team in Israel has had initial success in this regard.
Young people want green products
In response to a question about the key steps in the fight against global warming, nature itself referred to Andrea Noske, head of department at the Federal Ministry of Educational Research: “Nature can do it,” she said, seeing the mixture of nature. -Based and technical solutions as a right path.
Martin Heinig of SAP and Dieter Weigener of Siemens presented the need to create standards. Martin Heinig said the task of politics now was to establish a framework that would put pressure on industries and that the European Green Deal was doing just fine. Companies should be guided by the goal of the smallest possible environmental footprint in their own operations.
As Siemens was currently developing, Dieter Wegener took it seriously and put a digital nameplate on the table. A QR code gives you all the information about a product, including carbon footprints. He was positive about Brussels’ green deal, which is a good way to make sustainability a central factor. As a framework, the Green Deal allows Germany and Europe to compete globally. Sustainable products will be self-established, he said: “The younger generation wants green products, real ones, not greenwashing.” Everything needs to be done quickly now. “There are technologies and we can apply them immediately.”
People who solve problems
Mark Ferguson agrees that speed is important now, which means you have to leave the failed track: “Let’s be adventurous, entrepreneurial and destructive!” This is part of the experiment, and they sometimes fail, “but some prove to be really fun”.
The New Deal did not discuss the program to show the United States a way out of the economic crisis of the 1930s, nor did the panelists say exactly what the slogan “Green New Deal Connect” was. But at the same time there were vague and tangible expectations in the room of the inevitable and fundamental change that would affect all areas of life. An optimism summed up by Kunsal Biasit is: “This is what we humans do: when there are problems, we solve them.”
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