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Working with the human condition

Our need for doing things differently is acute. But often good intentions and efforts are thwarted by the human condition — our evolution-conditioned behaviour. The impulses and habits that helped us survive long long ago in the Palaeolithic era, can work against us when trying to make the right kind…

Why the world faces climate chaos

Came across this well-written article by Martin Wolf in the Financial Times about explaining our reluctance to take proper climate action.   We will watch the rise in greenhouse gases until it is too late to do anything about it Last week the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere…

Antarctic Youth Ambassador Programme

Are you interested in going to the Antarctic? Two years ago I had the pleasure of working with Robert Swan of 2041 as sustainability lecturer on one of his trips to the Antarctic. The trip brought together about 70 managers and some youth leaders from numerous countries. 2041 routinely encourages…

Lost in Translation – between knowledge and action

Collaborated with my friend Alison McCallum (formerly a director at ERM) and the two psychiatrists Ian McCaullum and John Parker (who both have a deep interest in matters of sustainability) to offer an afternoon workshop at the Sustain our Africa conference to explore the gap between knowledge and action. We…

The art of persuasion

Our society must urgently tackle a host of serious problems, yet progress has been slow. And most calls to action fall on deaf ears. Why? What to do? We inform people about the problem, the facts and the actions required. They hear what we say, weigh up the pros and…

Training with Al Gore

I was at the¬†Climate Reality training in San Francisco with climate activists from 30+ countries. Out of 30 or so African delegates, only 4 made it to the US. The rest were denied visas. A ploy by the US energy industry or more likely just plain old discrimination? Three days…