Frans Timmermans stresses the importance of political willingness and societal support for technical solutions to effectively tackle climate change. He suggests combining long-term goals with short-term benefits for citizens, such as accessible energy transition options. Additionally, Frans addresses the need to redefine redistribution and create a fair society where energy-efficient housing is accessible to everyone. He emphasizes diplomacy and finding ways to reinforce contradictory goals to avoid instrumentalizing people’s fears.
Frans also highlights how technological innovation can address the global food security challenge brought on by climate change and the need to learn from past mistakes and rethink industrial policies to keep up with innovation in the global market.