Bruno Kestemont / Advisor

DG Economic Analyses and Global Economy – FPS Economy / Ecological economist and statistician

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-My main concern is a safe and fair operating space for the economy. There is no longer any room for infinite development based on materials, energy and biomass. The inevitable shortage threatens social justice and peace.
-I have reduced my ecological footprint by insulating my house, switching from car to bicycle (and alternative metro, Villo), preferring the train to the plane when possible for long distances and reducing their frequency.
-The difficulties are related to my own cultural habits, psychological confinement and social pressure “against” any radical change.
-The alternative “stable and resilient” economic model should guide economic policy. Spatial planning and strict social and environmental regulations (standards) are essential in the long term. I oppose any environmental tax: it has no effect on global pollution, it only reduces the environmental rights of the poor.

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