Priorities in a time of crisis

Getting our priorities straight “Climate change is the greatest threat facing humanity,” says Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd.

“Climate change is rapidly emerging as one of the most serious threats that humanity may ever face,” says Kenyan environment minister Kivutha Kibwana.

“If we do not get the climate under control, if we do not confront the challenges of the environment, then everything else may be washed aside,” is the position of former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan.

Australia has a dedicated climate change minister, Penny Wong. In the UK, MPs have called for the appointment of a climate change minister”.

Does your company/organisation/NGO/municipality/congregation have “a minister for climate change”? Do your company structures, corporate culture and strategic planning take into account the present and future consequences of climate change and other crises of sustainability? How do we review our priorities not just at national levels, but at local, corporate and other organisational levels?

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About David

I am an environmental writer, journalist and speaker living in Cape Town, South Africa.
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