The World Mediators Alliance on Climate Change?
POSTED ON February 03, 2020 | Comments (0)
“The ground is so wet; it wasn’t like this in the past. We can’t get started on this year’s soil preparation.” In a recent mediation involving farmers, this was the response to my early inquiry about how things were going, generally. These days, I find...
Civil Discourse and Collaborative Governance
POSTED ON May 01, 2012 | Comments (0)
The American Bar Association recently reaffirmed the principle of civility as a foundation for democracy and the rule of law. Its Resolution 108 goes on: "When dealing with the public as well as one another, lawyers should set a high standard for civil discourse as an...
POSTED ON July 04, 2011 | Comments (0)
As supporters of the 2020 Climate Group, which I facilitate, Core is encouraged to take steps to reduce its carbon footprint. How do we do that? Well, we recently moved office. We have dispensed with car parking spaces in central Edinburgh. I regularly cycle to...
Facing Up to Climate Change
POSTED ON March 04, 2011 | Comments (0)
The Royal Society of Edinburgh has launched the report on its 18-month inquiry into climate change and how to break the barriers to a low-carbon Scotland. In my capacity as independent facilitator of the 2020 Climate Change Delivery Group here in Scotland, I am interested...
Things Are Not As They Should Be?
POSTED ON October 15, 2010 | Comments (0)
Ruminating on the economic crisis, global warming, consumerism and materialism, it seems to me that things are not as they should be. We should not be spending as much as we do, consuming the earthâ??s resources as we do, working as hard as some of...
Climate Change Delivery Group
POSTED ON September 09, 2010 | Comments (0)
Last week I had the privilege of facilitating the third meeting of the 2020 Climate Change Delivery Group. Set up in December 2009, the Group, under the chairmanship of Scottish and Southern Energy's chief executive Ian Marchant, consists of leaders in business and civic society...