RIF: Catherine Howe - complex problems need complex solutionsPresentation Transcript
Catherine HoweComplex problems need complexsolutions
What do we want to achievetoday?
What do you want to do?• Learn from the CRIF • Discussion how to Experience create a strong• Explore best practice evidence base ideas • Talk about planning…..• Discussion Allowable • Discuss the potential for Solutions the Green economy• Talk about how to bring • Talk about how joint people with you when work could work better engaging
The Context• After years of debate about the impact of climate change we need this debate to start changing mainstream behaviours• The economics of the situation are now a realistic lever for change• You don’t want to just consult – you want to engage people in change
Social Change: 18 year olds 85% Access the internet at home 61% access social networking sites at home 50% of their online time is via a mobile device 20% of this time is spent on social networking 95% of them feel confident as an internet userAnd they trust the content that they find far more than other groupsThey are used to having information and people at their fingertipsSource: OFCOM 2010 (http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/binaries/research/cmr/753567/UK-internet.pdf)
But its not just this demographic
New cultural values?
Behaviour Change• There are two main options with respect to behaviour change: – Framing the options in a way which makes the ‘good’ choice more likely (yes…its nudge) – Working with communities and networks to embed behaviour changes in the local context• Of the two, the second is more sustainable
What is a RIF?• A Renewable Infrastructure Framework provides: – A technical baseline of the potential for Renewable and Sustainable Energy Generation – An estimate of the inward investment potential for the area – Practical steps to start to deliver this infrastructure – A delivery network to undertake these steps
Why do you need a RIF?• Because large scale infrastructure projects are hard – they are complex and they involve diverse stakeholders – You need an approach which will accommodate the existence of diverse interests and views – Building trust is essential and needs to be a stated objective and not just a by product
Why do you need a RIF?• Because to move forward you need to have a common place to start – Without a shared evidence base you are hampered from starting to act – you debate the facts not the actions – Bringing people together around evidence highlights areas of agreements and gives a factual basis for disagreement
Why do you need a RIF?• Because focusing on investment potential unlocks capacity in the area – Green Tech has the potential to be a high growth industry with or without government support – Energy security concerns offer up investment opportunities and a catalyst for action
Why do you need a RIF?• Because creating a network means you have someone to take the work forward – You can’t make this kind of complex change without involving actors – over time – in your long term purpose – This needs a network of relationships and trust and not just a single structure