Coronavirus and Green Energy


Coronavirus and Green Energy

Coronavirus and Green Energy

Many researchers believe it is anthropogenic interference with nature that causes the spread of diseases such as Ebola, bird flu, SARS, and now COVID-19. Therefore, green and environmentally friendly technologies must be developed rapidly so that humanity can avoid unforeseen pandemics in the future.

We at Join Japan have already pointed out the positive effect of the coronavirus pandemic on the environment of our planet. Today the Join Japan team would like to draw your attention to the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic on “green” energy trends.

Experts note that paying attention to opportunities for improving the environment and the global economic downturn will lead to an increase in demand for "green” energy when the epidemic ends. We have experienced the same pattern over the past years. For example, after the financial crisis of 2008, President Obama signed into law the American Economic Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which provided $ 30 billion of funding for research and projects in the field of renewable energy. After the oil crisis in the early 1970s, the demand for low-fuel cars rose in the United States, which prompted manufacturers to invent new, more environmentally friendly models of cars.

We at Join Japan are confident that investing in green energy benefits society development and creates jobs. Economic recovery and protection of the environment are not necessarily mutually exclusive goals.

The pandemic clearly showed the impact of economic development on the environment. It might be that the ambitious plans of the EU and Ukraine to achieve climate neutrality will temporarily become the second priority. However, they are unlikely to be postponed: the danger of an uncontrolled repetition of a pandemic can stimulate their implementation.

European Commission President Ursula von der Läänn proposed the European Union climate protection program,“Green Deal”, which goal is to achieve complete climate neutrality in the EU countries by 2050. That means economic activity with zero greenhouse gas emissions. Thus, Europe hopes to slow down global warming. According to the president, a total of 100 billion euros will be allocated in the coming years, and one trillion
euros by 2030.

The Join Japan team is confident that discussions on a transition to a low-carbon economy will not be stopped, but will become more powerful once the spread of coronavirus is stopped. This means that the economy will need to invest in green technologies like never before. We will pay special attention to Ukraine, which over the past few years successfully creates and implements eco - technologies and innovations.

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