Green Paradise

How is it possible to reduce the major origins of CO2 emissions from all sectors - without treating the symptoms but eliminating the root cause - through a single SIP (Sensitive Intervention Point)?
The solution is Green Paradise, a pioneer region which serves to model the transition to a post-carbon society.

Countries oblige themselves to establish a model region within their territory, consisting of a minimum number of inhabitants and investing necessary financial resources to create an ecological and sustainable foundation (e.g. provide a functioning public transport network, incentives for the establishment of sustainable companies etc.). No need to say that quality of life in Green Paradise will soon surpass the living standards (health, happiness, etc.) of the rest of the country. This is the suction effect, attracting more and more people to a new green social class, starting top down with the UNFCCC* and finishing bottom up with the private citizens. Ultimately this process would put us on track to a Green Planet.

Despite being in different countries, these Green Paradises would be closely connected (in the sense of knowledge and technology transferal) from the beginning. The main efforts for R&D projects in each model region would focus on the countrys cultural, historical and economic strengths and background. The emergence of these green technology hubs, which would become the technology and know-how leaders in their respective sectors, ensure a continuous improvement of a green living standard in these Green Paradises. Regular exchanges among the people of the Green Paradises, from schools, to universities, to companies, would strengthen the cohesion among the people, the model regions and ultimately countries.

The Green Paradises may lead the world to a post-carbon society by strengthening the cohesion among people (we are fighting for the same goal).

 

Actor(s)

Government

 

Trigger (intervention)

 

Criticality

 

Feedback Dynamics

 

Timescale and scaleability

 

Resistance

 

Author

Stefan Huber

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