More democracy

Support local participartory democracy so communities have real say in budgets, spending and priorities

Stop lobbying by companies that are destroying the earth and communities

Free press - not a few billionaire-owned papers who have their own agenda 

Why the contribution is important

Decisions made by people invested in their communities rather than distant investors will be better for them and thier environment

by me on October 25, 2020 at 09:47AM

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Comments

  • Posted by nicpip October 25, 2020 at 11:18

    Support a national conversation with local communities ( including schools ) to foster and create a vibrant and well informed ( that is to say not led by the tabloid press ) grass roots democracy
  • Posted by SimonClark October 26, 2020 at 13:18

    The principal of citizens assemblies (CA) is a good one. Real democracies need an informed and knowlegable electorate. So many news outlets don't inform about the climate emergency because the vested interests, the owners, deny the science of climate change because it doesnt serve them. CA's require the education of our people, and then they can vote!
  • Posted by JohnH October 26, 2020 at 14:19

    I really agree that we need more local democracy, but if anything I would expect that to reduce our ability to respond to climate change. We should be devolving delivery of community services and local service planning. But some things require decisions at a higher level like energy, air travel, resource allocation, environmental regulation, agricultural policy - these are not good things to devolve to ever lower governmental levels in my opinion
  • Posted by GilAnderson October 26, 2020 at 14:27

    Community ownership should be a central focus in any transition of our energy mix. It will ensure increased local participation and buy-in incentives, create jobs and stimulate local economies.

    Areas where this can take place will likely experience a new form of direct democratic interaction with the available capital, ensuring developments profit local communities and are not siphoned off to large companies based in metropolitan areas. To ensure that decisions made are reflective of the communties wishes it is essential that these occur on the ground in this area, this might also increase the overall support of development projects.
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