Ninth blog, February 22, 2019
A concept some experts hide behind is the term 'national emission target'. According to them, each country must solve its own CO₂ emissions within the national borders. This is - in addition to the 'indulgence' argument we write about in the next blog - the main reason why the Treesolution is not included in the Dutch Climate Agreement. And so we experience that when we propose the Treesolution to prevent climate change, we are silenced in advance with the argument that 'the Treesolution is not allowed because we have a 'national emission target'. This is not accuarate, however. The climate convention Paris COP21 states in article 5.1 that 'sinks' are permitted, with 'forests' being mentioned as a solution. National boundaries are not set here, so we are allowed to think ‘out of the country’.