Report

Localised Solutions: Building capacity and resilience with distributed production systems

C BIGGS, C Ryan, J Wiseman

VEIL | Published : 2010

Abstract

In the national debate about how to address climate change, the role of individuals and small organisations is rarely considered. Yet households, communities, local governments and small business represent the largest body of consumers of energy and critical resources and have the most to lose from climate change and resource scarcity. Equally concerning is the way the opinion and ideas of these smaller stakeholders rarely enters the debate. Communities tend to be seen as only reactive to new government initiatives, rather than vital participants in climate innovation. At a time when many recognise individual and community creativity as the greatest source of innovation, it would be wise to ..

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