World Economic Forum Calls for Ban on ‘Wasteful’ Private Car Ownership

Klaus Schwab’s World Economic Forum (WEF) is calling for a ban on private car ownership, arguing that it is “wasteful” for the public to own their own vehicles.

The WEF is advocating for the abolition of private vehicle ownership for the planet’s greater good.

The calls come as the organization attempts to advance its “Great Reset” agenda which seeks to transform the world so that the average person will “own nothing.”

“We need a clean energy revolution, and we need it now,” states a WEF’s July article titled, “3 circular economy approaches to reduce demand for critical metals.”

“But this transition from fossil fuels to renewables will need large supplies of critical metals such as cobalt, lithium, nickel, to name a few,” the globalist group continues.

“Shortages of these critical minerals could raise the costs of clean energy technologies.

The unelected WEF recommends the public “go from owning to using” by implementing “vehicle sharing initiatives” to decrease mass reliance on critical metals.

“The average car or van in England is driven just 4% of the time,” the WEF states.

“While most already have a personal phone, 39% of workers globally have employer-provided laptops and mobile phones.

“This is not at all resource efficient,” Schwab’s organization argues.

“More sharing can reduce ownership of idle equipment and thus material usage.”

The WEF insists that the public must abandon the use of the vehicles they own.

Instead, WEF recommends people should opt to share a ride by “car sharing.”

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The article links to a report published by Tree Hugger that details what “car sharing” entails.

“Car sharing platforms such as Getaround and BlueSG have already seized that opportunity to offer vehicles where you pay per hour used,” the organization notes.

“To enable a broader transition from ownership to usership, the way we design things and systems need to change too.

“For example, car sharing is made possible by new keyless unlocking features.

“Similarly, user profiles that create a distinction for work and personal use on the same device is needed to reduce the number of devices per person.”

According to the WEF, banning private ownership in its entirety is essential.

“A design process that focuses on fulfilling the underlying need instead of designing for product purchasing is fundamental to this transition,” the WEF continues.

“This is the mindset needed to redesign cities to reduce private vehicles and other usages.”

Earlier this month, the WEF also published a position paper claiming gas prices must increase to save democracy.

As Slay News previously reported, the WEF argues in the July 11 article that these policies must be implemented to increase the prices of alternatives to green energy.

Ignoring the advancement of a “low-carbon economy could put democracies in greater economic peril, not less,” the forum warns:

First, leading democracies should agree to end the underpricing of fossil fuels, which is the principal factor preventing a clean energy transition.

The underpricing associated with producing and burning coal, oil and gas amounted to $5.9 trillion in economic costs in 2020.

Nearly a quarter of these losses – $1.45 trillion – occurred in 48 major and smaller democracies.

The leading democracies of the G20 should collectively commit to phasing out cost and tax breaks for the production and consumption of fossil fuels.

They should also phase in more efficient pricing of fossil fuels through taxes or tradable permits to cover the costs of local air pollution, global warming, and other economic damages.

This is just one step out of many in the WEF’s plan to deny the public the kind of perks and privileges elites would continue to enjoy.

Despite the clear double-standard, WEF Founder and Executive Chairman Klaus Schwab claims his group is launching this power grab to “serve the community.”

The WEF is not alone in seeing almost criminal culpability in anyone who owns a vehicle for private use.

As AFP recently reported, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has directed global governments to urgently cut oil supply to domestic consumers and encourage compliance with its call for lowered consumption by “nudging” people out of their private cars.

The IEA 10-point plan to drive “changes in the behavior of consumers” and reduce gas demand at the pump includes reducing speed limits, working from home three days a week, more electric cars, car-free Sundays, more cycle lanes, cheaper public transport, and greater use of long-distance trains over planes.

Drivers in Ireland have already been warned they will be forced off the roads and the population packed into “higher density” cities under a climate plan which will “revolutionize” people’s lifestyles and behaviors.

In order to avert a “climate apocalypse”, the government plans to force people “out of private cars because they are the biggest offenders for emissions” with proposals that include banning fossil fuel vehicles from towns and cities nationwide to intentionally cripple ordinary motorists, local media reports.

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By Frank Bergman

Frank Bergman is a political/economic journalist living on the east coast. Aside from news reporting, Bergman also conducts interviews with researchers and material experts and investigates influential individuals and organizations in the sociopolitical world.

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