NEW ENERGY – HOW THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS COULD CHANGE THE WORLD FOR THE BETTER.
The corona pandemic relentlessly shows what mankind has done wrong in the past decades and sharpens the view for the essential. Now is the time to seize the momentum of the crisis. There are enough optimistic voices - for a life worth living after Corona - or better - with Corona. We have picked up some of these voices.
“When talking about climate protection, we always also spoke about lifestyles, about our quality of life, about how less is more. Perhaps the coronavirus crisis will help us on the path toward cultural innovation: Lifestyles that bring our well-being into harmony with the limits of our ecosystem.”
ׅ“The coronavirus has shown us that we can say ’Stop!’ and do lots of things very differently. We’re learning new behaviors, learning to use new technologies – all this is really happening.”
“Politicians and the state can act quickly when they have the will to do so. It is conceivable that the people will force politicians to tackle, for example, the climate crisis with the same resoluteness.”
“Our future world will come to appreciate distance again – and build a better world through solidarity. Autonomy and dependence, opening and closing, will undergo a process of re-balancing. As a result, the world will become more complex and yet more stable.”
“Each one of us can make a difference. Everyone protects themselves and everyone knows that by doing so, they protect others as others protect them. This isn’t something you can learn in a social studies lesson. This sense of personal responsibility is an experience that will remain with us for many years.”
pandemic is over,
the world must
“Nothing is more important right now than conscientious, binding solidarity. We can learn from this when it comes to climate protection. Think of it as an intergenerational contract, whereby young people protect the old through strict social distancing today and the old protect the young through dedicated climate protection tomorrow.”
“COVID-19 along with climate change could be the driving forces of our age to transform economic thinking, policy and the choices people make.”