I wrote earlier about the vision that is slowly emerging from the WEF. Today I am going to give you an update on some great ‘how to’ ideas that have emerged from the debate.
Over 240 ideas were listed from the various groups and clusters. These ranged from the broad and the complex, to the detailed and bold.
Some of these ideas were as follows
· A new set of world values that animate our deepest principles
· A new world council for children and the young (50% of world population is under 25 years)
· Universal flu vaccinations
· 1/6 of world’s population have daily access to food less than the volume of a small cup, so food for all especially those under 2yrs
· Health and well being index by nation
· Keep our present institutions, but change teir rules of engagement (ie they must adopt world vision)
· A new security agenda
· Nationwide risk index
· Countries to insure against policy risk related to ‘green projects’
· Explanation of the benefits of immigration (both ways)
· Mass communication campaign to galvanise action at community and people
· Regular report on social competitiveness, social innovation, social enterprise
· Centre to promote health and wellbeing ( not just medicine)
· Eliminate all subsidies on fossil fuels (at moment fossil fuels enjoy a $150bn subsidy and renewables only $60bn. In India the government subsidises kerosene to tune of 410bn, thus should be changed to ensure renewables- more democratic)
· Low growth plans to be adopted by all countries and these to be backed up by a comprehensive measurement, reward and verification programme)
· SEFTA – Sustainable energy free trade association where all taxes for green solutions are dropped and all externalities are priced
· Quick start fund for 3 objectives, forestry and biodiversity protection, climate adaption fund, private-public finance of emerging technologies
· Certification for low carbon products to provide consumer choice
I will write more tomorrow about some specific plans for the development of what I see as the most exciting idea - The Green Economy.
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