Medeas Consortium asks European Leaders to act

During the last four years, our consortium have been developing an advanced modelling tool to create, modify and test new and existing policies which could support the transition to a more sustainable European Energy system, based on renewable energy sources. We believe this tool can help the policy makers and scientists to plan and further realize the necessary actions in order to avoid the catastrophic consequences of the climate change.

OPEN LETTER OF THE CONSORTIUM

The European Commission has launched an ambitious strategy for achieving a carbon-neutral society in Europe by 2050. Tackling questions such as what this transition involves, which challenges must be overcome and what policies must be implemented is now more important than ever. 

MEDEAS project has studied the transition to a low carbon socio-economy through the analysis of different future evolution pathways regarding GHG emissions, energy supply-demand and biophysical resources (raw materials, land and water) required. At MEDEAS we found that:

  • There will be a counterintuitive increase of GHG emissions in the beginning of the transition, which appears essential to power the renewable energy deployment. 
  • The increasing amount of biophysical resources are required for the renewable energy sources deployment. 
  • The current implementation rates of renewable energy sources are not sufficient for the EU to become a carbon free socio-economy by 2050.
  • If the transition is delayed/avoided the consequences for the EU will be very serious. The projections show huge negative impacts on employment, economic activities and planned GHG emissions reduction.
  • Providing enough storage capacity will be key to counteract the intermittency of renewable energies.
  • Electrification of all economic sectors will be required to reduce the dependency on fossil fuels.

According to these findings, we ask EU authorities for:

  1. legislating for a massive and urgent renewable energy sources deployment in EU, with concrete measures and deadlines before 2030. 
  2. devoting immediately the necessary investments from public and private sectors to address such urgency.
  3.  phasing out the fossil fuel with the help of EU subsidies. 
  4.  addressing the necessary policies for conducting societal changes required for a decarbonized socio-economy within the biophysical limits

We hope that our findings will be taken into consideration and actions will be taken without delay. 

SIGN THE OPEN LETTER TO THE EUROPEAN LEADERS

We ask you to sign this letter for supporting the before mentioned actions based on the findings of MEDEAS.

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Signatures

List of signatories Occupation Country
Jesús Díez Sancho Teacher Spain
Begoña de Bernardo Miño Agroturismo Galicia-España
OSCAR CUSANO Desempleado España
Gabriel Perez Educator Spain
Norma Quesada Teacher United States
José Félix Fernández Teacher Spain
Esther Garrido Administrativa Spain
Marta Odriozola retired Spain
José Luis Sánchez Engineer Spain
Luis González Reyes Educator Spain
Patricia Oliván Muro Fisioterapeuta Spain
María Martín Vivaldi bueso Bibliotecas España
Ángel M. Engineer Spain
Enrique Muñoz Ulecia PhD Student Spain
Ana María Sierra Muriel Desempleada España
Inés Astorga Doncel- Moriano Administrativa España
Andrés Ortega Felipe Funcionario de Instituciones Penitenciarias. España
Jesús Corrales Mota Subcontrata España
JOSÉ ANASTASIO URRA URBIETA UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR SPAIN
María Isabel Recuero Tejeda T Aux Enfermería SPAIN
Moisés Casado EMT Catalonia
Arrate Lopez Markina Educational and environmental programs technician Basque Country (Spain)
Vicent Cucarella Tormo Economist Spain
Dolors Nogueras Teacher Spain
Joaquim Nogueras Raig Physician Spain
Veronica Aneris Transport and environment Italy
Arnau Boix i Pi Arlequin Catalonia, Spain
Jordi Solé Scientist, MEDEAS PI Catalonia (Spain)
Romana Kaclíková Energy Campaigner Czech republic
Jérémie Anderlin Developer Belgium