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This scrapbook is a place where you can contribute ideas you find that can then be used by other members in their proposals.



Scrapbook of ideas and images for any country - please add to it!

Have you seen a great idea or inspiring image that shows a way forward with the climate and the economy? It could be one of yours or just one you admire. If you're not ready to get involved with a new or existing proposal then please add things here that you're happy to share with the community and see included in proposals in future. 

Examples of content you could include in this scrapbook

Policies and 'what to do' proposals. Strategies and approaches.  National perspectives and visions. Breakthrough technologies. Social innovations and processes. Organisations and movements with special potential. Something that the world has missed so far. How to overcome big obstacles. References to useful ideas and studies. Pictures and video that can be shared openly. 

Please see also the Global scrapbook of ideas and images.

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Examples of transnational economic groups

EAGLEs (Emerging and Growth-Leading Economies): Brazil, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Russia, South Korea, Taiwan,Turkey.  Contribution to world’s GDP in the next ten years is expected to be larger than the average of the G7 economies, excluding the US.

Nest: Argentina, Bangladesh, Colombia, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines,Poland, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam. Expected Incremental GDP in the next decade to be lower than the average of the G6 economies (G7 excluding the US) but higher than Italy’s.

By mmatessa

More possible proposal ideas...


Focus on carbon flows? Managing/rationing/re-pricing fossil fuels, energy use and/or emissions. Carbon budgets. Carbon sequestration, storage, biochar. Atmospheric CO2 concentration targets. 


Focus on goals? Target %emissions cuts over time. Target shares of global carbon cap. Target GHG concentration level. Target maximum temperature rise. Target carbon price changes. No target: focus on 'upstream' mechanisms that lead to cuts. 

Focus on political process? Creating an effective movement. Denial, apathy, cynicism, skeptics, lobbying. Local, national and global decision-making. Transition. Support for process innovations (such as the CoLab!)

Focus on thinking and rethinking? Habits of thought underlying the climate problem and the ineffective global response. Herd thinking vs collective intelligence. How to get unstuck?

Focus on climate system? Predictions, trends, existing impacts. Positive feedbacks and risks of runaway disruption. Adaptation. Potential for carbon-negative effects including reversing loss of nature and biochar.

Focus on whole system? Climate change as a symptom of deep systemic failures. Fixing systems not symptoms. Matching society's responses to the scale, speed and connectedness of the issues. 

Local common pool resource management (CPRM)

CPRM put forward by Dr,Elinor Ostrom [1,2] gives ways to sustainable utilization of resources in local environment by local community. It institutionalize collaboration of local stack holders for achieving sustainability and reducing impact on environment. Thus it can ensure adaptive economy, self governance in production and consumption of local society. Which will present minimal impact to climate change especially in carbon foot prints.  Impart a situation where local need is fulfilled by local production and thus having minimal carbon footprint comparing to importing the resources. CPRM proves the feasibility of Mahatma Gandhi's 'swaraj'- self governance concept, [3] prophesied the need of bottom up management of society and environment.
                                                         In India CPRM is implemented as joint forest management council in villages which are having boundary with forests. It can be extended further to all villages and towns as local environmental management council to impart collaboration in environmental sustainability and resilience of local economy.


by vishal