Green Tech Evolution
France vigorously pursues its ambitious plans to become Europe’s leading technology innovation and start-up nation, which eventually opens up a greener economic future. The main driver in pursuing climate friendly innovation is the economy. But change is only incremental, so coordinated government policy is required to speed up the energy transition to become climate neutral by 2050.
The Blame Game
Longer-term climate-related policy decisions are placed on hold as immediate social and economic problems take priority. Inevitable extreme weather events increasingly hurt the most vulnerable in the Paris Metropole. Growing mistrust turns to anger and activism. Eventually, demands for action to address equality and climate change result in a sustainable and inclusive economic growth model.
Paving the Way
Local city mayors and communities collaborate to design evidence-based policy options that address climate change within the Paris Metropole. Choices are spurred by citizens’ concerns over climate and an awareness that connects well-being, health, climate and inequality, drawing all segments of society into the debate that results in steady and effective progress.