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The overlooked side of the ecological transition

Posted: 23 July 2019

Published as part of Friends of Europe’s Climate and Energy Programme, this discussion paper aims to stimulate a debate on how to support a sustainable ecological transition, taking into consideration aspects ranging from cost, financing and the facilitation of a whole-of-society approach to decarbonisation. The report addresses the pitfalls and dilemmas that are regularly overlooked in the conversation on the ecological transition. The authors tackle a number of controversial subjects in their analyses, such as the costs and benefits of the transition, the decoupling of GDP and carbon emissions, carbon mechanisms and pricing, fossil fuel subsidies, digital emissions, smart resource management and the fundamental role of nature. By adopting an innovative approach to problem-solving, this paper seeks to open a space for discussion on the challenges presented by the ecological transition.....


You can find the full discussion paper here