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.
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.
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.
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.
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.