Good recommendations

This is good. An alliance of thirteen research organisations across five continents are calling for global policymaking to be revised along environmental and social justice lines, for example

  • Creating incentives for people to invest, innovate and plan for the long-term.
  • Supporting initiatives that build sustainability from the bottom-up, rather than imposing uniform solutions from the top down.
  • Planning for uncertainty and not using yesterday’s solutions for tomorrow’s challenges.
  • Focusing not only on tackling poverty but also on the problems caused by affluence.

I like all of these recommendations, particularly the latter; the problems of affluence (e.g. increasing ecological footprint, deep dissatisfaction coupled with apathetic drift, disregard for wider consequences etc.) are a much-ignored, but critical component in tackling poverty.

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