COP 23 and New Climate Economy


I love the UN, and I love everything about sustainable development,

it’s a pleasure for me to read about what’s happening in the world,

sharing bits that inspire.


If we act on climate change now, the economic prize will be immense

By Felipe Calderón

Felipe Calderón is former President of Mexico and Honorary Chair of the Global  Commission on the Economy and Climate. 

Climate negotiators are meeting in Bonn. Beyond the intricacies of the negotiations, here is one key thing to remember instead: about $1tn (1 000 000 000 000) is already being invested in climate solutions, ranging from renewables and energy efficiency to public transport.

To put it simply: for those that act on climate now, the size of the economic prize will be immense. What is especially exciting is not just the unprecedented coming together of almost every single country in the world around the Paris Agreement, it is that others –cities, states, regions and businesses– are all stepping up to the challenge ahead.

Acting on climate can certainly be driven by pure pragmatism: the economics of it are clear. However, I believe that when 195 countries held hands in Paris and committed to beat climate change together, it also went beyond self-interest. We did it because the poorest and most vulnerable among us don’t deserve to lose their lives and livelihoods to an increasingly hostile environment. We did it because we know that a more sustainable, prosperous and inclusive future is within our grasp. And we did it because leaving the world safer and healthier for our children’s children is simply the right thing to do. (1)

Countries in the world by population, top 10:

China, India, USA, Indonesia, Brazil, Pakistan, Nigeria, Bangladesh, Russia, Mexico (2)


Bonn Climate Conference Becomes Launch-Pad for Higher Ambition

Backed by a wide range of positive announcements from governments, cities, states, regions, companies and civil society, delegates from over 190 countries agreed to a 12-month engagement focusing on ‘Where are we, where do we want to go and how do we get there?’

But Bonn 2017 did more than that – it underlined that support for the Paris Agreement is strong and that the journey upon which the world has embarked is an unstoppable movement supported by all sectors of society, across all parts of the globe.”

Outcomes and Highlights of the 2017 UN Climate Conference

Historic Breakthrough in Agriculture – there was an historic political breakthrough in respect to agriculture that may lead to a faster and more coordinated response by nations to address a sector that is the second biggest emitter after energy.

Launch of the Ocean Pathway Partnership – It aims, by 2020, to strengthen action and funding that links climate change action with healthy oceans including through the UN Climate Change process and via more explicit aims and ambitions in national climate action plans.

America’s Pledge brings together private and public sector leaders to ensure the US remains a global leader in reducing emissions and delivers the country’s climate goals under the Paris Agreement.

Powering Past Coal Alliance brings together 25 countries, states and regions to accelerate the rapid phase-out of coal and support affected workers and communities to make the transition. (3)

The French president, Emmanuel Macron, who has been among the most vocal critics of Donald Trump’s decision to pull the US out of the Paris deal, got the loudest applause when he committed France and European partners to filling the funding gap for the UN’s climate science panel, left by the US withdrawal. “They will not miss a single euro.” (4)


UN Climate Change News, Bonn, Nov 17 

The common message from all sides at this conference has been that action to get on track towards the objectives of the Paris Climate Change Agreement and to ultimately achieve the 2030 Agenda Sustainable Development Goals is urgent, time is really running out and everyone simply must do much better together to drive climate action further and faster ahead now.

Financing Climate Action

Major announcements included funds to support the poorest and most vulnerable, whose plight has been brought into sharp perspective by this year’s extreme weather

InsuResilience Initiativadditional USD 125 mln from Germany to support provision of insurance to 400 more million poor and vulnerable people by 2020. A G20 and V20 (vulnerable nations) partnership. (5)

Finance ministers from 20 of the countries most vulnerable to climate change launched the “V20” group to marshal resources for their nations’ fight against the impact of global warming.

The group, which includes some of the world’s smallest and poorest countries, is a counterpoint to the G20 group of leading industrialised and emerging economies.

The V20’s members are Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Barbados, Bhutan, Costa Rica, East Timor, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Kiribati, Madagascar, the Maldives, Nepal, the Philippines, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Tanzania, Tuvalu, Vanuatu and Vietnam. (6)

In 2016, Oslo airport became the first airport in the world, to supply sustainable aviation fuel to all airlines refuelling at our airport. So, we have taken some camelina oil from an EU project, and we’ve also actually imported biofuels from California, based on used cooking oils, waste products. The carbon footprint of that fuel is very favorable compared to dirty fossil fuels. (7)

Located on the Paraná River, in November, Itaipu (a Brazilian-Paraguayan hydroelectric plant) hit 2.5 billion Megawatts-hour (MWh) of energy generated since it began in May 1984. With this, Itaipu reaffirmed its position as the power plant that generates most electricity on the planet.

Supplying 17% of Brazilian consumption and 78% of Paraguay’s, Itaipu makes an important contribution to the participation of renewable sources in the energy network of both countries. In Brazil, renewable energy accounts for more than 66% of electricity generation and in Paraguay, it is almost 100%. (8)

“The whole economy is going green in the next one or two decades”

“Harnessing private capital for green finance and clean energy projects is essential to ensuring the inevitable move away from fossil fuels,” says Fiona Reynolds, Managing Director of the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), whose more than 1,700 members manage or own over USD 73 trillion in assets.

“There is no lack of funds” (9)

Rising and warming seas are contributing to the intensity of tropical storms worldwide. We will continue to live with the abnormal and often unforeseen consequences of existing levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, for many, many years to come.

Restoring the ecological balance between emissions and the natural absorptive capacity of the planet is the long-term goal. It is critical to remember that the long-term reduction of emissions is THE most important risk reduction tactic we have, and we must deliver on that ambition. (10)

Africa’s impala-like leap into a green industrial economy 

By Carlos Lopes 

Carlos Lopes is a professor at the University of Cape Town and a member of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate. 

Africa faces many economic challenges – but, within them, lie significant opportunities. One is for the continent to leapfrog over the polluting, resource-intensive stage of industrialisation, and transform directly into a low-carbon, climate resilient economy that will deliver jobs and help lift people out of poverty.

Avoiding the well-worn path of industrialisation that runs through decades of increasing, but inefficient, use of energy and water resources, is undoubtedly attractive. But how does an entire continent pull off such an agile manoeuvre? As with all big ideas, it will take a vision and a plan. The good news is that many African leaders share this vision and determination – and that there is a way to realise it.

First, Africa needs to shift from a low-productivity agricultural economy, to a high-productivity manufacturing one. This is a lofty goal that, in no small part, relies on the removal of barriers to investment, but the rewards are potentially great. Across Africa, manufacturing employment remains low: most of our people are working in agriculture. A robust manufacturing economy – in which new technologies are not only built but invented in Africa – would open up global markets and create millions more jobs, particularly for low and semi-skilled workers, youth, and women. These will be needed, since more than 450 million new workers are expected to enter the African labour market by 2035.

Second, we need economic growth that protects Africa’s natural environment, and the Earth’s global commons, in ways that increase the welfare of today’s and tomorrow’s citizens, and create new opportunities for development. Without green growth, Africa – already expected to be the region worst affected by climate change – will be even more vulnerable to its impacts.

In practice, that means more efficient use of water and energy, the adoption of cleaner technologies, and governments fostering new paths for structural transformation.

Green technology is progressing and its costs are falling every day. Global green markets are growing at a breathtaking pace, trading everything from wind turbines to organic fertilisers. In 2016, the world invested $241.6bn in renewable energy, double the amount in fossil fuel investment. “Industries without smokestacks”, such as ecotourism and remote IT support, are burgeoning – bringing the economic advantages of manufacturing without the environmental costs.

Africa has vast clean energy resources that can take a lead in the global renewable energy market. It has some of the best biomass, geothermal, hydropower wind and solar resources in the world and we have only just scratched the surface of our full potential. (11)









(7), From the video.





The Share


Produce renewable energy today like there’s no tomorrow,

Save the Earth from crossing that threshold into an atmosphere with X irreversible patterns.

Make it sustainable with new economic models.

Replacing fossils with Sun, Water & Wind. Today.

Accessible for everyone, free for everyone.

Shared wealth.

With a higher standard of living.


Drop-in Factories

Book your session on the internet, learn about the work from the virtual instruction. Workers on four shifts, working six hours instead of eight. Check in at the plant from time to time, take the free water bus or shared car, just park it, leave the keys and one of the new immigrants will do some grocery shopping, deliver and drive the car back. The drop-in factories, with a social responsibility program would provide free laptops with internet and education to all workers, for example, language courses for immigrants and higher education for the natives. An employment at a drop-in factory would solve acute situations, offering instant solutions and focus on the right thing, employment. Lower wages compensated by free electricity, fresh water, education and other stimulation packages such as holiday included in the vacation. A way for the immigrants to get recognition, a way into the society. Reducing poverty, and creating a foundation that lasts. Adding flexibility to a society that is torn by different powerful forces.

The more middle class we become, the more we afford and the more we want to do. Because we feel like it. Take the car, buy a TV, a house, name it, we simply love variation. Recycling and a transport fleet on renewables allows consumption. When cars run on water and electricity, when our use and throw behaviour becomes sustainable, with lowered costs of production, more could be produced to a market with more consumers. Fair trade. A mix of diverse local small scale production, combined with mass-production.

Mass-production along with local fair trade should be according to the way we are. With a sustainable foundation, water, wind and sun, powering distribution, production and homes, our consumers pattern doesn’t have to decrease. We’ll gradually be more consumers and producers, two billion poor turned into consumers is a gigantic market just waiting. When the energy production reaches levels that creates abundance of energy, when that won’t cost the consumers, when it becomes something included, because it’ll be very cheap, when enough wind turbines, solar panels and wave machines are put in place. This includes the production of computers, with production costs falling, more computers to the people, adding internet. This could be done in a collaboration between industries, if several companies join forces in order to enter a new market, it won’t necessarily take much for those producers to establish themselves, not when the foundation is sustainable, with proper infrastructure. And with the distribution of freshwater for the farmers, helping out with the soil, this could also include aviation, in need of crops for biofuel. Rotational crops, food and biofuel. Ecological fresh produce from the farmers for the city and with a developed distribution system, powered by renewable technology, no pollution. The problem besides poverty is political instability, bad infrastructure and lack of education. How can the rich world enter such markets? One answer is natural resources, instead of digging for fossils, bring the energy. Take Africa for example, there´s sun, wind and ocean. Install the machinery necessary for the production of energy. How about the question of colonization, won’t that be a problem if the rich white man comes into the developing nation with all his machinery? It must be done in collaboration with the locals.

We have the greatest challenge ahead of us for the rest of our lives, that is to save the world and create a foundation that lasts forever.


The Share

We don’t need to actually do much in order to make the change to water, wind & sun.
It’s already here.

The big difference is the perspective of infinity,

and going from The Few that owns it all, to a society with shared wealth.

Still with a similar structure, where the governments/big corporate own the grids and the large scale production farms, providing energy for the infrastructure in the Cities and Towns. The big ones will own the machines, in a structure that allows free electricity and freshwater for all. A STRUCTURE WHERE THEIR POWER ISN’T IN CONFLICT WITH OUR INDIVIDUAL FREEDOM. OUR HUMAN RIGHTS.

This will be done with a model where wealth is shared instead of draining and destroying with limited access being the result. A society with free energy, fresh water and internet is a foundation that allows industries to produce goods for a new middle class. With more people healthy, employed and part of a society with social responsibility programs, giving the poor a chance to gradually get an income and education, eventually becoming middle class. One UN millennium goal is to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger, and it’s going forward, more than 1 billion people have been lifted out of extreme poverty since 1990. But still, at the global level more than 800 million people are still living in extreme poverty. The goal is to end poverty and hunger everywhere by 2030.


Why should I pay for the sun?

Why should I pay for the Ocean?

Why should I pay for the wind?


It’s not about limitations.

It’s about new ways of being,

of thinking.

In a symbiosis with nature, with ourselves, creating a biodynamic energetic vital culture, according to nature. Not a monoculture, according to The Few, claiming to be, nature.

We have it all in Our hands, today.

Without proper treatment of our soil, increased drought will lead to more floods. Ironically, the warmer climate with more rain won’t lead to more lovely gardens and amazing biodiversity. The hard dry deforested soil is not absorbing the water.

We all need the oxygen. Treating Oxygen as a product is one way for those nations with rainforest to stop deforestation, adding global taxes according to agreements based on solidarity, not greed.

The improved treatment of our forests will improve our soil.

2030 we’ll be an estimated billion more on this planet.

Instead of sucking, drying, dying.

It’ll be breathing, sharing, caring.

A biodynamic structure where Our individual needs are taken into consideration, not as devices for profit making, but as humans.

Humans living together.

In a world where access to electricity and fresh water is a right.

When the production is generating abundance of energy,

we’ll use what we got in new economic models.

That’s what I’m thinking can be done the next 15 years. Produce renewable like there’s no tomorrow while developing new economic models that will create foundations for centuries, something we’ll work on during the rest of our lives. Leaving a healthy prosperous planet.

Start working on a model assuming that the production of energy will be infinite and limitless.

It won’t be a consumers product, it will be a given right.

On top of that.

Travelling, adventures, hobbies, leisure time, etc.

The industries will generate any desirable income on that.

While having a lot of fun on the way.

Seeing not only the own company prosper, but also the global society, becoming healthier and happier, no longer poor, ready to compete with other parts of the world.

Imagine having invested in a society where energy and education is spreading instead of illness and poverty, offering employment while seeing the poor nation gradually becoming a market, a tourist destination, a place for innovation, on top of a sustainable foundation that will last forever. Two billion poor, turned into two billion producers and consumers.


Oil is bad.

We need to say stop to the consumption of fossils today.

When going over to a water, wind & sun based society, we must make sure that the structure becomes unpolluted. That totalitarianism remains in the ground with the oil.

Even if we go over to water, wind & sun today, it’ll be energy production. Meaning, Big money.

In order to make the water, wind & sun free from pollution we need to work on an economic model that takes advantage of the infinity that the oceans, wind & sun provide.

God has given us something that enables us to generate energy in abundance. We can produce endless amounts of energy, with the right infrastructure and sustainable biodynamic economy.

This way we will provide a future foundation for generations to come.

It’s time, that each one of us realize today, that we are All part of a massive revolution. It is That amazing. We have, today, in our hands machines that provide infinite energy and fresh water.

With this we can create a world where energy is no longer a problem.

No more pollution.

No more wars.






Summary Season 1

The Equation

Colombia has proposed to collaborate with Brasil and Venezuela in creating the world’s largest ecological rainforest corridor. 150 selected urban areas around the world, (selected urban areas and notes, see post season 1: The Equation) cover an area similar to the suggested corridor in the Amazon. Together all these urban areas have a population equivalent to the estimated population of entire India. The suggested Amazon corridor is approximately half the area of India, and in 2030 we’re going to be another 1,2 billion more people, about the same amount of people living in the selected urban areas today.

In theory, the Amazon corridor could house a billion people. With this logic only, it would make sense to cut down the forest, and start producing homes for the new born. The effect of this would be less rainforest producing clean oxygen, and absorbing carbon dioxide from the air. The people would have land and housing, with quality of life affected by the lower amount of clean oxygen, and impoverished soil, reducing the growth of nutrition.

The question is if we protect the Amazon, what 1/100th of Earth’s land area could be used for the next billion people to come, and how should we develop land for the 7,3 billion already here?

Is the answer to the equation building more Mega Cities?

Instead of cutting down the rainforest, I suggest an introduction of a Global Rainforest Tax, treating Oxygen like a product as any other natural resource, starting with the Amazon.

There are two great inventions on the market ready today:

The nanoFlowcell powers cars, trucks, ships and homes

with Saltwater. Saltwater.

Named after a Greek sea goddess, CETO offers the potential to revolutionise power and water production globally. CETO harnesses the enormous renewable energy present in our ocean’s waves and converts it into two of the most valuable commodities underpinning the sustainable growth of the planet: zero-emission electricity and zero-emission desalinated water.’


A Change to a Saltwater powered ground and ocean fleet,

would unleash the sustainable development globally,

solving the equation.


The Share

We have the best system that’s been working for billions of years, Earth.

To The Equation, I’m adding one billion people living in urban slums today, with another billion estimated to live in slums, doubling the amount of urban sprawlers, over the next 30 years.

Areas with dry soil, could be irrigated with desalinated water from the Ocean using CETO. Irrigation could therefore add value to otherwise impoverished land. The farmers would initially cover their own needs, when gradually gaining strength, production could increase, providing organic food. Improving soil in the poor country could be done in a collaborative synergy between expanding urban areas, CETO, aviation and nanoFlowcell.

For example: Airlines are already reducing their CO2 emissions. If the car industry would go over from oil to water, a global reduction of CO2 emissions would take place. This could improve the prospects for expansion of the airlines, assuming a growth in the tourism industry since more people earning money, could mean more holidays. Aviation could invest in CETO, providing energy while irrigating soil for the farmers producing food, and biofuel for the airlines. NanoFlowcell could also invest in CETO, if for example adjusted for the production of ionic liquid for fueling cars.

This could be done with a 15 + 20 year investment perspective. For the initial 15 years, the slums and farmers would be provided with water and sanitation, reducing the costs of urban sprawl. On top of this foundation, the following 20 years of investment could stimulate the consumers market in a growing population of income takers, allowing more families to buy cars, and go on holidays.

Investors would create sustainable jobs locally and growth for their companies, offering clean water and energy to a growing population, balanced with Earth’s Ecosystem. Contributing to a Biodynamic society where people are no longer poor, and the right to happiness is equal, regardless of material possession. With renewable Energy, on a foundation based on Shared wealth, in balance with Earth’s Eco-system.

Good for all.




one day at a time

a thief in a library

practicing patience


What is a thief doing in a library? Hem is reading a book.

Why is a thief stealing things? Hem has no money.

Why doesn’t hem have money? Hem has no job.

Why doesn’t hem have a job? Hem has no education.

Why isn’t hem at school? Hem has no money.

What is a thief doing in a library?


A haiku about human conditions.

And how taking a little bit of time, asking Why?

Changes prejudice.







For people to maintain our common sense,

we must acknowledge the continuity

from those that died a long time ago to those not yet born.

A time dimension necessary for all spiritual life. 1


Solving today’s problems,

can’t be done without providing sustainable solutions.


We need to know if there’s a future.


How are we supposed to accept migrants,

when our own people are unemployed?

Can we say no to the poor desperate, escaping death?

We can’t.


I doubt that anyone could stand on the shore,

greeting a ship with migrants,

saying, ‘sorry folks, we can’t let you in.’

While knowing that the ship, with people, will sink.


Our main problem today,

is the lack of real decisions for the future

while migrants are drowning boat after boat in the seas.


There’s no time line.

There’s no time.


Until Friday!



  1. ’För att människor ska kunna behålla sitt sunda förnuft måste de erkänna en kontinuitet mellan dem som för sedan länge dött och dem som ännu inte fötts. De rikare samhällena fråntas i allt större omfattning en tidsdimension som är nödvändig för allt andligt liv.’ Arundhati Roy, The Algebra of Infinite Justice. Translated into Swedish, Ordfront Stockholm 2003.
    Free translation from Swedish by blog author.