What can citizens do, especially for the most vulnerable people, when inequality explodes and the Earth’s climate becomes hostile? If the candidates are torn apart, even though they agree with the essence, how can they express themselves in the next presidential election? Because who dares to reject the challenge of urgently saving our “common home”?
Collective observation that brings us together
We must confront the facts quickly and quickly. We are all focused on the need to make fundamental changes in the face of climate and ecosystem threats. It is clear that this “common cause”, which surpasses everything else, must connect us like members of the crew in the event of damage … it is to maintain the habitability of the Earth. It’s a problem! This challenge requires all the strengths of solidarity and creativity to organize a new social contract. This is a kind of “natural contract” recommended by Michel Serres in 1990.
The perception of urgency is there, it’s time for action …
Because we need to create a “common cause”
In less than 30 years, it will be a generation to undertake a radical transformation of the fossil fuel-based economic model that has been built for over two centuries.
Conflicts with Covid-related health emergencies show how much production models need to be readjusted to new priorities today. It underscores the collective desire to reinvest in the local value chain or something meaningful. And it’s about a better life! With many innovations and the cooperation of organizations, we have become a business model that contributes or regenerates ecologically and socially, as well as modest practices (reduction of resources and energy consumption), circulation loops (reuse, recycling). It has been confirmed that you can also rely on it.
Redefining the concept of economic performance
The European Green Agreement forms the basis for enabling “54 amendments to European law on finance, biodiversity, circular economy, carbon markets, green classification, batteries, etc.” Of the Environmental, Public Health and Food Safety Commission of the European Parliament.
In this context, question or at least anticipate false indicators such as GDP (replaced by new indicators of wealth), ecological and social performance.
It is to accelerate this systematic change in our economy by letting organizations explain (by measuring) its impact and prove its feasibility. This will require a shift in accounting standards for investors who want to make sure they have no risk exposure. Indeed, our accounting officers are unaware of common products (water, air, soil, biodiversity, etc.). Extending your account to natural and social aspects is essential to providing a loyal mirror of your business activities to all parties. This assessment of environmental and social performance will reintegrate the actual costs associated with greenhouse gas emissions, pollution cleanup and resource regeneration everywhere in the economy without the burden of global citizens. Will be possible. , Present and future!
Promote territorial dynamics
France is full of initiatives of all kinds within its territory: new agricultural practices, soft mobility, eco-habitats, multiple forms of enterprises and social solidarity economic groups … the emergence of new textile sectors, chemicals or greens. By bringing together civilian projects, community-level businesses and mobilizing students, universities, training centers and Grandes Ecole, in each region, interweaving energy, building renovations and solidarity at the heart of the economy to promote We propose to establish a “transition contract”. .. It is the question of co-building an adaptation, turn, and even abandonment trajectory to promote “long-term and sustainable policies.” The horizon is to develop food and energy self-sufficiency.
Providing long-term value
This new economic course only makes sense when it comes to reassessing caring players, helping vulnerable people, and maintaining and protecting ecosystems. Our economic system must also guarantee the quality of life for all. Inequality in the face of global warming and pollutants is significant, so it is important to mobilize fair means to protect the most endangered people and organizations.
European countries have been one of the countries with the highest carbon emissions since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution (today, 10% of the wealthiest countries emit 50% of CO2). Therefore, they must provide financial support to the countries most affected by global warming. Europe may also claim private interests in the face of fossil fuel extraction projects, especially in the context of critical materials, to protect vulnerable people, as lawsuits related to deteriorating living conditions are widespread. The lobby must be neutralized.
Our democracy must organize another form of growth.
Certain hegemonic attitudes are no longer accepted. Therefore, BlackRock boss Larry Fink asserts in his annual letter to the CEO this week that “capitalism has the power to shape society and act as a powerful catalyst for change.” .. This profession of faith, by a $ 10,000 manager of assets, took shape over 40 years ago and proves a reversal of orders that are now ridiculous. No, future designers can’t be irresponsible capitalism, but a living democracy that can shape the economy we want! It is up to us to organize this collective force to develop an ecologically unified economy.
- TEK4life President, Dorothee Browaeys
- Isabelle Delannoy, founder of Do Green
- Thierry Kuhn, Director of Emmaus Mundo, Former President of Emmaus France
- Honorary Chairman of Crédit Coopératif, Jean-Louis Bancel
- La Camif CEO, Emery Jacquillat
- Romain Ferrari, CEO of Serge Ferrari and Polyloop
- Christian Souttar, Former Minister
- Makesense co-founder Alizée Lozac’hmeur
- Antoine Miche, SSE Entrepreneur
- Armel Le Coz, Founder and Spokesperson of NGO Démocratie Ouverte
- Arnaud Chambat, River Ecology Engineer
- Benoit Bowbury, a member of the Civil Climate Treaty
- Bernard Blondin, a member of the archipelago of ecology and solidarity
- Camille Drival, writer, social solidarity economic activist
- Caroline Sost, Founder Living School
- Catherine Gore, Cultural Entrepreneur
- Professor of Economics, Catherine Bruno, University of Pantheon-Sorbon
- Celine Puff Ardichvili, writer, entrepreneur
- Corinne Bessette, employee
- CyrDioré, Entrepreneur, Coviae, Greenfib
- Daniel Renoir, Director, Institute for Economic and Social Information Development
- Flora Gebari, writer, entrepreneur
- Hula, artist
- Involved in Gilles Vialard, coaches, facilitators, supervisors, social and solidarity economies
- Gilles-Eric Séralini, author
- Isabelle Filliozat, author
- Jean Baptiste Ingold, EELV activist
- Jean-Francois Simonin, consultant
- Jean-Louis Virat, Retired Certified Accountant
- Jean-Paul Carsenti, Economist, CNRS
- Cooperating craftsman Weaver, Laurent Burgett
- Laurent Muratet, founder of the Terravita project
- LoreleïLoiseau, student
- Lucie Lucas Actress
- Marie Helen Isaan, an activist in the social solidarity economy
- Martine Péan, Former Entrepreneur, Mediator
- Maxime de Rostolan, Entrepreneur
- Bouygues Group, Sustainable Development Coordinator, Mélina Longpré
- Mohamed Lagrib, Entrepreneur
- Nicolas Tavernier, photographer
- Former industry boss Olivier Legrain
- Pierre Monnier, Teacher-Researcher
- Pierre Henry Guyon, professor at the museum
- Raphael Tschanz, Future Peasant
- Sandrine Roudaut, co-founder of La Mer Salée Edition
- Sophia Hocini, writer, human rights activist
- Sophie Souhaité, a liberal profession
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