Peter Claeys / Professor

VUB / Economics

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Economic systems can suddenly change, with dramatic consequences, as we have seen with the Global Financial Crisis. Climate change can similarly get us into deep trouble globally, and even small temperature changes are not reassuring. Our capacity to react is limited, and far from sufficient to address the current outlook.
I refrained from owning a car, and limit water and electricity consumption to a minimum, but I cannot do as much as I like as options for transport are limited, and energy-saving measures are not dependent on me (living in an apartment bloc).
I am in favour of radical innovation in Europe, so that we can be a prime example of tackling future economic challenges, and clean up our historical contribution to emissions.

Originally posted 2018-07-09 09:54:43.