At the global level, the Covid-19 pandemic, the multiplication and the rise of climatic events, the “hiccups” and failures of supply chains, the transformation of the work organization, the global modification of geopolitical balances and inflation constitute a worrying mix that will bring considerable upheaval. Cultural upheavals in the way we eat, travel, and work. Socio-economic upheavals where the local and autarky will tend to take precedence over globalization and its multiple dependencies. Political upheavals where the hologram of authoritarian democracy will appear preferable to parliamentary democracy as a tool for resolving and managing all these global challenges.
The climate crisis is “the icing on the cake”. It is the mother of all battles to not lose control of the climate. This is the emergency of today and not of tomorrow.
In this context, both experts and ordinary mortals understand that it is imperative to radically reduce GHG emissions at the source. The nature approach (v.g. tree planting and forest conservation) or the technology approach are, for the moment, the preferred approaches of governments. But these two strategies are often random. The first only really has an effect in the long term (25-40 years) with an increased risk of their destruction which is the consequence of the increase and scale of forest fires. The second only exists on a demonstration-scale and does not reduce the emissions emitted daily and continuously on a planetary scale.
Distinguishing itself from these approaches, Solutions Will offers a different and innovative solution that allows SMEs, cities and communities to have a rapid, participatory and efficient energy transition thanks to its Sustainable Community project. From this point of view, it’s a Sustainable Community project. This one ticks all the boxes:
- It brings together under the same umbrella SMEs, NPOs and institutions that take measurable, quantifiable and verifiable actions to reduce their GHG emissions, whether small or substantial.
- It allows returning of services and money, to the organizations under this umbrella, 80% of the income derived from the sale of carbon credits validated under the VCS program managed by Verra
- It makes it possible to reinject revenue into the Quebec, Canadian or another economy that makes the local economy more robust, directly rewards the GHG reduction efforts of the SMEs concerned and allows them to reinvest to improve their carbon footprint.
- Finally, it makes it possible to counter the flight of capital that we observe from local companies that buy carbon credits in the USA because of the regulatory rigidity of the cap and trade system for gas emission rights. greenhouse (SPEDE) which remains deaf to the advantages of the blue basket and local purchases.
This article was written by Jean-François Léonard, Vice-president and in charge of public and governmental affairs.