Scientific evidence gives us a strong of urgency to fight against global warming. Ignoring the voice of scientists would only push the risk of climate collapse to the next generation.

 

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

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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.

Votes: 0

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.

Votes: 10

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!

Votes: 13

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: 18