Here’s the whole problem: Scope-4 impact measures add up the total environmental inputs resulting from business, personal, or policy choices. That’s so we can compare different choices, and make the better one. Sounds like what sustainability metrics should do! Standard sustainability metrics, however, collect impact information by where they occur, not by what choices cause them… So our whole metric system needs to
The problem that Scope 4 corrects: Today our measures of business environmental impacts address the size and efficiency of business technology use, traceable from local business records. We’re not even trying to measure what’s traceable from what a business pays for throughout the whole economy. So in effect, the global impact is counted within a
I had found a cozy place to work on sustainability from inside the UN, but discovered the words holding the discussion together there had accumulated meanings that were deeply dishonest… so I’m back on the outside. ___________ Over the past year I developed two rather wonderful scientific learning methods, as if school courses in “Niche
______________________ Offering a true measure of economic sustainability,internalizing the costs of externalities caused by delivering world GDP,initially using shares of GDP to measure shares of GDP impact responsibility;potentially making the world economy 100% accountable. It’s the “right way to make money”,taking responsibility for the true shares of our costs to the future. Investing and doing business in the
This journal entry if for the preliminary presentation of The World SDG to the UN’s Open Working Group on the SDG’s. See also the final World SDG proposal on the global application of the general principle, that we all are responsible for our shares of the abuses of the economy as a whole … in proportion to our
Prepared for UN Open Working Group on SDG’s, OWG-5, 6 in Dec 2013 Owg 7,8 in Jan & Feb 2014, solving the special “steering problems” raised there as well with: Time for Sustainable Cities to Look Upstream… and Getting the incentives right requires redefining the units of measure This is a serious effort to describe in
It’s “asking questions”, of course ( silly! ;-). Science is also about asking particular kinds of questions, so you’d be missing a lot if you didn’t also ask “What kinds of questions is that?”… and end up getting to the “big picture” by asking “But then,… doesn’t any question both open your mind to one
How Natural Systems Work… is by forming processes that produce a profit, used to grow it, in a burst of creative self-organization, to become sustainable ONLY IF the profits that built it get used to maintain what was built; the essential road map. That general model of nature’s “facts of life” is your “quick start”.
A “Sustainability Learning” Proposal Jessie Henshaw – UN representative of IPS & scientific adviser to the NGO Commons Cluster on natural systems, in response to the UN Major Groups call for: “Crowd sourcing ideas for thematic areas and modalities of engagement for the one day intercessional with the Co-Chairs of the OWG and MGs and other Stakeholders”
Tweets from Shoudaknown 7/17/13 1 The false duality of mind & nature is clear, in how events for each begin with bursts of self-organization and energy use, “eventfully”. ;-) 2 More revealing is how the eventfulness of mind and nature doesn’t occur in theories, relying on defined relationships not discovered ones.