This initiative would use a community consensus process to create learning and conflict resolution centers to solve climate change, adaptation, and resilience issues locally and globally
Community and climate consensus is a simple approach that works to build local capacity with those who can make a difference in restoring land health through environmentally friendly approaches. Improving soils, water and other resources not only enrich local communities and economies but these practices also capture and store more carbon.
Community consensus helps groups and organizations solve conservation and land issues through workshops designed to facilitate respectful listening and adaptive learning.
Using a proven consensus-building process to improve land management practices increases our ability to adopt new methods counter to conventional belief systems. Participants do this by addressing fears, cultivating transformational change, and setting up the mechanism for creating action.
Funding this project would significantly enable communities to adapt to climate changes and become more resilient. The consensus process quickly resolve issues with soil depletion, water retention, increase food and fiber production, and enhancing species diversity. A big plus is enabling lands to capture more carbon and reduce emissions into the atmosphere (through improved carbon storage, photosynthesis, and sequestration).
A recent blog post – Saving the Climate with Community Consensus – provides more background about how the consensus process works to solve sustainability issues.