A key challenge for government is to create the framework and incentives that will increase collaborative thinking and ventures. Meeting the dual challenge of the climate crisis and the credit crunch will require radical changes to our infrastructure and ways of living. These changes will include de-carbonising our electricity supply, moving away from petrol powered vehicles and changing the way food is produced.
Technologies exist that can facilitate these fundamental changes. What is missing are the financial, structural and social incentives that will create new partnerships between diverse organizations and people that will be needed to develop and implement the solutions.
Trewin Restorick is CEO of Global Action Plan