Frequently Asked Questions

Why do we need HOPE NOW if many governments are already dealing with climate change?

Why do we need HOPE NOW if many governments are already dealing with climate change?

All the countries of the world that have important climate initiatives are lagging massively behind plan.

Governments manage the day-to-day business and take care of the most urgent problems first.

Most people who take a longer-term view feel that climate change is a task that must be addressed now.

As entrepreneurs, long-term thinking is in our DNA and we initiate necessary developments early.

HOPE NOW supporters apply this long-term thinking to the challenge of climate change by stating their support for HOPE NOW’s mission. On that page plus on the homepage of this site, you also find videos in which the foundation’s founder Thomas Bergen speaks about elements of HOPE NOW’s purpose and why he believes entrepreneurs can contribute to stopping climate change.

What happens once you’ve reached your goal of connecting many entrepreneurs worldwide?

We’ll be connecting entrepreneurs who are interested in implementing the HOPE NOW mission in their communities.

We’ll facilitate discussions on effective ways of engaging in the political processes that lead to stopping climate change.

HOPE NOW will also help entrepreneurs stay up-to-date on the most recent knowledge around developments regarding climate initiatives.

Which entrepreneurs are already supporting HOPE NOW?

Click here to find a list of entrepreneurs who support HOPE NOW.

How can I join HOPE NOW?

All entrepreneurs who support the HOPE NOW mission are welcome to join us.

Contact us, please. We’ll ask you to send us your information so that we can add you to our site.

Click here to see who is already involved.

Apart from saying “I’m in” and sending my photo, do I have any other commitments?

No. In one of the videos that you find on our mission page, Thomas Bergen, HOPE NOW’s founder, addresses this question.

Furthermore, if you don’t wish your photo to appear online, it’s also possible to support HOPE NOW without the need to show your photo on our site as Thomas Bergen explains in the video below.

What does a HOPE NOW ambassador do?

Ambassadors are the main driver of HOPE NOW’s growth. In the video below, Thomas Bergen, the foundation’s founder, explains what ambassadors do and why they’re important to our mission.

How should a carbon fee be structured?

The carbon fee should be paid out in full to citizens as a carbon dividend – in equal shares, i.e. per capita.

This means that it is not a tax that ends up in a politically administered pot.

Instead, the money flows directly into the pockets of citizens.

Carbon fees finally lead to fair pricing of CO2 emissions and promote innovation because new energy solutions need to be developed fast.

At the same time, carbon dividends yield a positive income effect for those people who emit less CO2 per capita.

If carbon dividends are so effective, why don't they exist yet?

An overwhelming majority of economists are clearly in favor of the carbon dividend as having the highest leverage to finally make the necessary impact on solving the climate puzzle.

However, the associations of researchers and politicians are not getting the needed majorities.

That’s where we entrepreneurs help tip the balance.

We need to get involved now.

I do not find my question answered here

Please send us your question through the contact page so that we can answer it and possibly publish the answer here as well.

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