Relationship democracy and sustainable development

One World Democracy and Sustainable Development

Halina Ward believes that if we take the concept of ‘one world’ thinking, developed by Peter Singer in One World: The ethics of globalisation, our democracies have not responded to the challenges of interconnectedness. While the tools of one world thinking are well developed, such as environmental footprints or impact assessments, they are not used enough.

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Democracy and Sustainability in Emerging Economies: India as a case study

The event called for a new set of global ethical principles to underpin climate negotiations and real international democracy. There was also a strong theme around the gap between organic decision-making at the local level and official decision-making. Kalyan Paul advised patience: “It takes time to create democratic institutions.” And Sushma Iyengar believed that when pro-sustainable development practices at local level are lost, democracy can be weakened.

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Democracy and Sustainability event at the Dana Centre, London

Chaired by Lord Patten, people and organisations from business, civil society and government came together to explore the relationship between democracy and sustainability. There was recognition that sustainable development was not happening and that democracy needed to change in order to meet these challenges.

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Democracy and Sustainability

Responding to Provocations by Ian Christie and Sara Parkin, Tim O’Riordan argues that we need to increase ‘virtue’ - civic responsibility and political accountability, as well as debate and awareness – and sets out desired futures for a more ‘ecological democracy’.

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