Institute for Human Settlements
Culture as a key driving force is very important. Focus on self-interest is focus in competition and efficiency, it is focused on carbon prices, in the biophysical reality we live in. Core drivers behind all of this are particular views of the world on development. We don’t engage with very simple questions which every citizen has to deal with. We have to change our way of cooking, drinking, what we wear… collectively. We have to first embrace the challenge which is ourselves. Accept that climate change is a fact. We need to take responsibility for what we have done. A lot of people that are not responsible of this are going to suffer from it. It doesn’t matter if you are in NY or London, our ecosystems are going to collapse. We have to act individually and together now. We cannot trade-off, we have to do all together. It is about choice, simple things. Opportunity to aloud film, music, films, poetry to be able to capture these things in our context because the challenge of climate is both universal but the responses have to be local and grounded. When that start to happen, then the narrative would change
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