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How to cut greenhouse gas emissions and shift from dirty fossil fuels to clean energy sources?

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My two main points: Decoupling of raw material consumption from growth and pricing (CO2-) emissions. We know the reasond for the problems and we researched the solutions. Let's make politics for the implementation of the solutions!
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We need to start in the small, and we cant be so dependent on fossil fuels. We need to use renewable sources of energy. Water, wind and clean energy. Some countries has to take the lead, and show that it is possible to use clean sources of energy.

Votes: 19

I have an idea to help World Ecosystem to be more better than now. How will it be? As l checked l did not find more information about it. I want to suggest ECOPOLICE (Ekopolis) system to the Eco Ministries of World countries which will be managed only by women. It will help to bring a lot of women to the governmental jobs. World countries will get clean and green environment by the help of women. If it is interesting in details l can write by e-mail. Thanks for reading. Best regards Konul Serkernamazova film archivist of Azerbaijan cinema

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Yes, the EU should take the lead on climate change, and a few things need to be clear if we all want to meet that target. Education The EU should invest more money in education from primary school level to PhD level in every country. Education throughout every stage is what helps the change to happen. Encourage the highest respect for those members involved. The change will not happen without them; they are responsible for teaching future generations. Policy change+Marketing support There should be more strict policies, which request large-sized enterprises to apply new policies and provide time and support to the small and medium-sized business. Nothing will happen without a strong strategy, and we need the media for that. If Sustainability is not one of the most exciting words in today society, a word that we use daily as we talk about sport, food, and gossip, it will be challenging to take the lead on climate action. Funding Last point, everyone needs an incentive. Education (schools, universities, research projects) needs funding to progress faster; they need technology, companies need incentives to invest in education, research project or new ideas and, local authorities need incentives to undertake new projects and provide their citizen stability and help them adapt to a new society style. Small changes make a difference. Start TODAY. From an engineer’s perspective.
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As one of the most developed societies' and a large consumer of imported goods Europe has a certain responsibility in dedicating money and time to consider where we could decrease environmental impact most and how to do it! It will take too long for citizens themselves to change society. Think about meat and dairy production. We could do so much for cliamte change prevention if no more meat and diary would be produced, but isn't our economy build on the meat and diary industry? Will we ever resign from consuming meat and milk products? Most likely not! It goes on. Will a system work where we generally consume less? Firstly, the EU should create incentives for the development of innovation (be it a technology, business model,..) that allow for a system in which we are limited in our environmental impact but no major behaviour change of businesses, industry and the individual is required. A good start was made with the EU Circular Economy Package in 2015. A new reusing and recycling market, shift towards more service orientated business, this are all good ideas. However, especially environmental laws fail to be successfully implemented. Instead of capping emissions here and forbidding pesticides there as it happens a lot in the agriculture industry, there needs to be more education for affected people, in this example farmers, how to deal with these new regulations and how to use them for their benefits. If we think of the "less developed" countries within the EU, wouldn't knowledge and education be the key to mitigating climate change issues? Europe needs to first develop a true AWARENESS for how urgent a change in our system and behaviour is and how much we contribute on a daily bases - often unconsciously- to climate change. The EU, as a role model also for developing countries, needs to position itself in the climate change debate and if this position involves climate action, main stakeholders of EU countries need to recognize the urge to act and see a an economic chance in more resource efficient, more environmental friendly and future generation orientated market, technologies and policies and this is the minimum the EU should do!

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Europe CAN and it definitely should. The history of Europeans is political and social organisation. It is the duty of the EU leaders to safeguard the future generations. Concern about the planet is something all people share regardless of their nationality. The transport sector should be more supervised, private cars should be banned in polluted city centres. PROMOTE public transport, make it more affordable, sustainable and most importantly, the first choice for citizens. Education plays a key role in this manner, teach about recycling in our schools, about wildlife preservation, about sustainable economy and cultivate a green mentality in the future minds. European governments must come together, sit down and begin the implementation of a common project.

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Reduce industry pollution with taxes and plans for greener energies and fostering local economy. Reduce transport pollution by making public transportation public again and free as any other public service should be.

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Greenhouse gas emissions can be just reduced if the industrie would produce less per day and use little energy. Fossil fuels are not the main problem when we consider that, there is the EURO-NORMS for car manufacturers which were already designed in the mid 90´s. At the moment we have the EURO 6 until 2020, after that maybe EURO 7 will be appear. For that reason everything is calculated, but we have to give the citizens the possibility to change there fossil fuel cars, and this would be achieved through european micro credits offered by the European central bank. Another point would be to stop investing in dirty fossil fuels! We have to change the market and investing in green energy sources. Another point would be to ban BP, Shell etc. to provide offshore in the arctice. Not to forget that it would be much better if the EU would provide public transportations to keep the prices low for the consumer, also people would think twice if they would go by car or by train (or bus) if they have a delicate offer!

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Can we? Can switch energy to less Carbon heavy. Can switch cars to hybrid. Could promote public transport and car sharing. Can drop food waste. Or eat less meat (methan). Could produce locally and transport less. Or recycle as well as pursuit sustainable economy. But there is limit how much we can do alone. Since Europe is not even leading CO2 producer. We need to trade more with green or low emission partners, and less with poluters. Also absorb GMO. The less area we need, the more land we can give to nature.

Votes: 58