For a Gree New Deal

Cities are, right now, part of the problem in adressing climate change. Cities consume 2/3 of the world’s energy and are responsible for 70% of global CO2 emissions. In order to build a sustainable future, cities need to become part of the solution. There is so much that needs to be done, we need to increase the use of renewable energy(wind, solar etc), upgrade the energy efficiency in buildings, transit to electric vehicles with lithium-air batteries, support community farms(intensive farming has a negative impact in global warming). Cities need to do this but they can’t do it alone; these changes are necessary but expensive. And this is where the European Union is important. The EU has the dimension, funds and power to push for this transition by creating a Green New Deal. A Green New Deal would build a sustainable and more green future in Europe but also solve the problems of chronical unemployment. With all the problems that unfair trade policies create to Blue-Collar Working class; green collar jobs are the alternative ! They can’t be shipped overseas and many of them can’t be replaced by technology in the near future. We will need green building architects, solar energy engineers, eletricians who install solar panels, worker’s that insulate older buildings and many other jobs of low, medium and high skill that need to be here in Europe! I’m optimistic about these changes, after all, cities are the magnet for innovation, entrepeneurship and development and the combination in a partnership with businesses and the European Union we will build a more susteinable future.
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Yes, the Green New Deal is a great idea. Climate Change and environmental problems are the most important challenge that the world faces and we clearly need a new development strategy that is more environmental friendly but is still able to give citizen a decent quality of life. European Union should promote and accelerate the change from fossil fuels to renewable fuels, promote the use of collective means of transport, reduce drastically the use of plastics and a more sustainable food industry, especially the meat industry, that is responsible from lots of greenhouse emissions that are responsible for Global Warming and also the excessive use of pesticides and herbicides that is also damaging the environment and ourselves.

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