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 G8 Gleneagels Dialog & Comparability, Fairness, and Fidelity
picture 10 Sep 2007 @ 11:20, by Heiner Benking

Today and tomorrow in Berlin, the G8, UN organisations, and Stakeholders are assembling for a new round of climate policy negotiations 3rd Gleneagles Dialogues in Berlin. Keynoters include Gro Harlem Brundtland, and top representatives of the 20+ leading countries in the fields of energy and environment, and their pendants heading the top international organisations in the field.

Talking to Timothy Wirth United Nations Foundation, and Ricardo Lagos Club of Madrid and Global Leadership for Climate Action was very informative, .... please read MORE

Today and tomorrow in Berlin, the G8, UN organisations, and Stakeholders are assembling for a new round of climate policy negotiations 3rd Gleneagles Dialogues in Berlin. Keynoters include Gro Harlem Brundtland, and top representatives of the 20 leading countries in the fields of energy and environment, and their pendants heading the top international organisations in the field.

Talking to Timothy Wirth United Nations Foundation, and Ricardo Lagos Club of Madrid and Global Leadership for Climate Action was very informative, since these people have a "high stand" and can see aspects with a broader perspective. High priority items are Mitigation, Adaption, Technology Development and Cooperation, Finance.

German Minister Gabriel’s statement caught my attention: "justice" and appropriate "scales" have to be related to "per capita" schemas. Wirth and Lagos also recognised that we need more flexible schemas, as the situation is so diverse, - compare for example Malta and China – and agree that we need to more flexibly address not just the economic setting but also the context and cultural setting. We discussed examples of how to, in a fair manner, include other criteria; - not just the number of people, but population density, and other "area-related" criteria, like carrying capacity and environmental exposure, or production yields - Or to use a more „fashionable term“: ecological footprint. More about ecological Integrity and Justice was discussed in this seminar: A seminar where we also introduced common frames of references and a global embodied covenant.

I informed also about the initiative towards EARTH LITERATE LEADERS (by curing their map- and model analphabetism. I stated that some of our decision makers and leaders have strange and distorted, historically and culturally biased "maps of the world" in their mind. They just did not learn better in schools.... and that we need dialogues, conversations, and a decision culture which questions deeper and includes more complex issues across levels and sectors, like the value and terminological base. Pls. see these recommendations we summed up here: CAPACITY TO GOVERN.

Material of our side event at the UN CSD-15 about the early steps of the Club of Rome to achieve a “structured stakeholder dialog” were delivered and hopefully lead to further concerted and robust action.
Please see: 40 years problematique revisited, and Dialog and Decision Culture, and last-not-least: Role of Culture in Dialog among Civilizations.


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