Will the United Nations SupportCrowdsourcing Sustainability
Crowdsourcing Sustainability -- Is That Even Possible?● Jacob Scherr -- Director of Global Strategy & Advocacy Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)● UN Conference on Sustainable Development● Known as Rio+20● Designed to address that various sustainability issues
At The Rio+20 Conference● World leaders● Government officials● Private sector● NGOs...coming together to shape how we can reducepoverty, advance social equity and ensureenvironmental protection
Addressing Global Sustainability● 190+ governments agree that a solid global sustainability plan will lead to a more prosperous future● There have been a number of informal sustainability meetings, at the UN headquarters in NYC● Unfortunately, these meetings have produced more frustration than actual value
What Seems To Be The Issue● It’s impossible to negotiate a single sustainability plan for the entire planet● Jacob Scherr explains that negotiations have never worked before● Jacob Scherr explains the UN must think outside the box -- a new platform
The New Platform● This new platform would be the foundation of all global sustainability goals● This platform will not only encourage stakeholders but hold them responsible● Jacob Scherr states that this new work process is -- crowdsourcing
What The Crowd Can Address● Global warming● Clean energy● Preventing pollution● Reviving the World’s oceans● UN must take this work process seriously
What are your thoughts on thepossible use of crowdsourcing all global sustainability goals?