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  RESULTS

E-Systems' work offers a number of attractive results, over the long-term::

 
 
  • Generate a significant source of finance to fund sustainable development; if the model were widely replicated it could free up, potentially up to US$ 200-400 billion per year, globally.

  • Make the process self-financing: some efficiency gains are passed on to consumers so that their costs go down by e.g. 5%, but actual costs go down by 25+ %. The difference finances the needed changes, compensates investors at an attractive rate, and a portion goes to local health care, or micro-credit, or low-cost housing, social insurance, etc.

  • Thus, a direct link is made between more sustainable resource consumption and protecting the poor.

  • Achieve rapid progress - any metropolitan region could do this within 3-5 years. No complex international agreements, no difficult price changes, no massive bureaucracies, and no unproven technologies are needed.

  • Greatly improve the quality of local governance, municipal finance, and reduce tax burdens, as local businesses and citizens see the potential for managing resource flows themselves in a coherent strategic fashion. By making these resource flows more transparent, local democracy is strengthened.

  • Make changes politically acceptable, as this involves redirecting funds already being spent. This allows a transfer of resources from rich to poor that is almost unnoticed-or at least seen as a good bargain.

  • By just implementing "good housekeeping" methods, we can create large permanent reductions in pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.

saw mill

Energy Efficiency work in
sugarcane mill, Costa Rica,

with Biomass Users Network