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A new conversation with the centre-right about climate change

Jun 12, 2013 by | 2 Comments

 

The Climate Outreach & Information Network’s latest report, ‘A new conversation with the centre-right about climate change’, has been published and you can download it here:

COIN – A new conversation with the centre-right about climate change

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  • Excellent report.

    I’ve been puzzling over how to engage the business community since Martin Wolf wrote his recent, rather pessimistic, articles. To his credit, Wolf asks some good questions – he discusses how to communicate and engage when he says “we must start by offering humanity a far better future. Fear of distant horror is not enough”. We need to frame that better future, and your report is a very useful contribution, as it addresses a range of underlying values which can help build that 360° long term vision of an acceptable (if not better) future. Without such a vision, we are left with Wolf’s pessimism.

    Your report addresses the centre right. This is a good starting point, but the environmental left needs to start thinking too. In most European countries, the green political parties are anchored so far to the left of most voters that the environmental message is getting lost. I resigned from my local green party because I rejected this amalgam which is counter-productive for communicating about environmental issues.

    Good work!

  • Hurrah for sanity! It’s always been a sadness for me that the left wing agenda has been conflated with the green agenda. Like Jeff B, it kept me from being an activist in any area other than my own enterprises.

    Always wanted to start a new political party, BrightGreen. Stands for Be Rightwing and Green!!

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