The European Commission's Campaign
for Climate Change is launched
Commissioner for Climate Action Connie Hedegaard during her speech
The launch of the EC Campaign for Climate Change was a magnificent event. The enthusiasm of the Commissioner Connie Hedegaard was all over the room. She commented:
"... the big challenge for us in Europe today is how to combine the economy; job situation; and the resource-environment-climate crisis. And I would argue – and that is the main message of this campaign – that it is doable, and not only in theory. ..."
"...Through this campaign we want to bring those smart, climate-friendly solutions to the fore. We want to show what you can do as an individual, what businesses can do, and what we can achieve jointly in Europe, if we learn from each other. That is one of our big challenges in Europe. We have many good examples out there, but we are not good at bringing these to the scale we need, at the speed we need and to learn from one another. So spreading the best practices is part of the solution ..."
London City Hall. The event room
"...Building a world you like, with a climate you like won’t make our lives dull and grey. Are we going back to the stone ages? Are we giving up our comfortable lives? No, we don't. It is about appealing products, which are climate friendly and improve the quality of life at the same time; it is about healthier cities with better mobility and cleaner air; it is about smart and creative solutions. It is simply about using the knowledge we already have.
There are already many inspirational solutions out there. On the website of our campaign, a world you like. With a climate you like, we have collected examples from each of the EU's 27 member states.
Let me mention some:
· A train station in Stockholm transforms the body heat of train commuters into energy that is used to heat a nearby office building - cutting energy bills significantly.
· A Greek entrepreneur has invented a solar-powered lift for apartment buildings that can operate day and night.
· In Germany, houses are being built that produce enough surplus energy to power an electric car for a whole year.
· In Denmark, the Gedved school has installed solar power panels and now saves money on their heating bills – money they can spend on education.
· And here in London, there is an organization which allows you to use your neighbor's car when it is standing idle.
The list of examples is long; this campaign is about getting these to scale. ..."
Mezolift participated in the discussion group for building and living
It was a great honor for us to be mentioned in Commissioner's speech. The selection of solar lift for the Climate Change Campaign is already an achievement. We hope that our efforts to bring new green ideas into practice will find ally the efforts of the European Commission towards this direction.
Mezolift representatives during the brake
See the video that the Campaign prepared for solar lift: