What if we get things right? Visions for 2030

We asked members of our Global Future Councils – academics, business leaders and members of civil society – to imagine a better world in 2030. Only by thinking about where we want to be tomorrow can we prompt the action we need today. Here’s what they had to say…

We’re winning the fight against climate change – welcome to CO-topia

—Ida Auken, Danish Member of Parliament, Global Future Council on Cities and Urbanization

By 2030 your CO2 emissions will be far down. The air you breathe is cleaner. Nature is recovering. Saving the climate does involve huge change, but it might make us happier at the same time.

Here is one version of CO-topia: you walk out of your door in the morning into a green and liveable city. You can choose to call upon a car. An algorithm has calculated the smartest route for the vehicle, and it picks up a few other people on the way. Since the city council has banned private cars in the city, tons of new mobility services have arrived. It is cheaper for you not to own your own car, and it reduces congestion, so you arrive at your destination more quickly and don’t have to spend time looking for parking. There are a lot fewer cars on the streets and the rest are electric. All electricity is green by the way.

Συνέχεια ανάγνωσης εδώ: www.weforum.org

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