Yesterday, I saw this headline on AIT, “EU on Climate Change: Leaders Agree on 2050 Neutrality Target.” Today, I am compelled to share my perspective about the story.
In line with my Green4Blue theory, there are two distinct approaches required to foster a proper Climate Action across the globe; the agro-approach and the techno-approach. Agro-approach is of the school of thought that planting of more trees to supplement for deforestation and other human activities could mitigate futuristic climate-related hazards. On the other hand, techno-approach believes in the maximization of modern technology and green inventions in combating global warming and other climate-related hazards. A good example of techno-approach is the innovation of renewable energy for eco-friendly power generation, phasing-out of petrol/diesel-driven internal combustion engines and replacing them with zero CO2 emission machines.
In line with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), under the Article 3, Paris Agreement (2015): “each country must determine, plan, and regularly report on the contribution that it undertakes to mitigate global warming”.
Here’s the blunt truth about the narratives; most African nations are currently deploying the agro-approach in mitigating climate change and other related hazards, whereas, most of the developed regions across the globe are currently making pragmatic moves and/or maximizing modern technology in fostering proper climate action. Some are currently maximizing legislative tools and policies in order to actualize their long-term goals within the speculated period of time.
Notably, considering the ongoing global discourse about Climate Change, the EU leaders recently agreed on 2050 neutrality target. Technically, this implies that after the next three decades, the conventional non-eco-friendly technologies might have been phased-out in the European Nations and other developed regions. It also connotes that most of the automotive manufacturers would be producing more electric cars, electric jets and other eco-friendly machines for renewable energies. If care is not taken, African countries would still be at the mercies of these nations and of these outlandish manufacturers through their massive importations of electric vehicles, solar-powered generators and other green machineries. Reason being that most of the African Leaders are currently quiescent in strategizing means to maximize modern technology for proper climate action, only a few are striving to key into this global wave of development. A good example is the proposed Kigali Green City. However, I need to note that fostering a proper climate action is beyond the phenomenon of building a green city. More expositions about this hypothesis are in the Green4Blue theory.
Sideways, we cannot deny the fact that some fully industrialized nations are presently skeptical about signing the Climate Action Pact – for being a potential threat to their economic well-being, until a more efficient, readily available and affordable energy source are discovered for exploitations. Here’s the current controversy, how can we strike a balance between the two discrepancies? How can we #SaveTheWorld from the global warming and other climate hazards without crashing the economy?
The closest answer is to structure a Global Synergy for Green Revolution – through intellectual and expertise exchange in order to innovate eco-friendly technologies, the likes of faster cars with long-mileage, long-lasting renewable energy sources for domestic usage and industrial consumption, while also garnishing the process with the agro-approach. Have your hand on the Green4Blue Policy Document for more details.
The actualization of the long-awaited industrial revolution in Africa seems to be unfeasible within the next century, if by today we fail to join the rising wave of the global infrastructural shift.
In an attempt to rise up with the current wave of global infrastructural shift, here’s the question; “what step are we currently taking in fostering Green Revolution in Nigeria?” The Vision 2050, a long-term techno-economic development policy document, titled, The #Green4Blue Initiative (Green Tourism for a Blue Economy) is still the best coin-side for Nigeria and other African countries.
In reference to one of my epic quotes; “Future! Future!! Future!!! If by today we fail to prepare something for future, whenever the times, it would prepare anything for us…”
To #SaveTheWorld from global warming and other climate-fueled hazards; the actualization of one of this #GlobalGoals is a collective responsibility and Africa MUST not be left out in the process this time around.
Jawolusi Oluwaseun Solomon (The Author of NETISM, The Nigerian Green Revolutionist (The Green4Blue Initiative Trailblazer).