Saturday, August 31, 2013

Video - Development by Design: An Inclusive Approach to Sustainable Development

In traditional forms of development a business will start a project, others object and the protests, conflicts and court battles ensue. There is a better more sustainable way that brings all parties to the table before a project begins.

This animated clip features the Conservancy's science-based collaboration with governments, companies and communities to support development done in the right way and in the right places.

Such an approach would radically decrease if not eliminate work slow downs and stoppages due to protests and legal challenges. This is a true win-win scenario, developers would benefit from being able to complete projects on schedule and the local population would benefit from projects that are sustainably managed and executed.

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1 comment:

Mary Ann Simonds said...

Finally. This "whole systems" process was used in the 1970s with a number of natural resource projects bringing communities, governments and business together when companies used to actually live in the communities too. If social systems functioned like natural systems we probably would not have as many issues. There are a number of success stories where we went around the EIA/EIS process and actually had all the stakeholders meet ahead of time. Result-- no law suites, and no comments on the EIS.