We’ve developed a draft ‘Climate Crisis Solutions Blueprint’ process to fast-track solutions implementation.
The key is to build self-organizing ‘Citizen Action Working Groups’ to identify the best solutions-based projects and ideas for each of 250+ ‘solutions’. Our draft list of 250 solutions includes the 100 solutions identified at Project Drawdown with a further 150 solutions, many of which are likely to be even more important than the Project Drawdown’s 100.
For each solution (e.g. Regenerative Agriculture) we create a group on LinkedIn (e.g. Regenerative Agriculture 4 Climate). We then build a ‘community of purpose’ – people wanting to be ‘solutionists’ and contribute to the effort. The initial priority for each ‘solution’ is to identify key existing projects and post them to the LinkedIn group and then invite people involved with that project to join the group. We also build a spreadsheet of projects and organizations and from that develop an ‘Ecosystem Map’ for the solution.
Our main focus for the next few months are solutions related to the themes that will be featured at the TED Countdown Summits in October:
- Built Environment
We will feed the research from each Solutions Group into the TED process so that the best projects and organizations gain the exposure to attract the human and financial resources needed to fast track their deployment on maximum scale.
We also be running Action Summit events using our ‘Ecosystem Design Thinking’ methodologies based on Stanford University’s Design Thinking, to use the wisdom of the crowd to brainstorm and develop disruptive ideas to help push humanity through the transition to the post-Fossil Fuel era ASAP.
These collaborative innovation events are designed to facilitate ‘outside the box’ thinking to disrupt Climate Change by creating ideas and visions for the world we wish to create.
We recently submitted an example vision (for the Year 2050) created using this process for disrupting the local Food System in Victoria Australia , to the Rockefeller Foundation’s ‘Food System Vision Prize’: Regenvic.com
We intend to launch a project in the next few months called ‘Project 2020 Visions‘ to encourage people to develop open source ideas and visions for the Year 2050. We are calling it 2020 Visions not only because its now 2020, but also to see something with clarity is to see it with 20/20 Vision.