The concept of relational values is quickly gaining traction as a crucial, and previously overlooked, way of understanding what matters to people and why. By incorporating relational values into decision-making of all kinds, we can make environmental policies and programs implementable and effective. We can avoid many of the unintended negative effects, and harmonize smart policy mixes to enable a transformation in social norms toward sustainability.
As the dramatic loss of biodiversity continues to ravage the environment and threaten human well-being, it is becoming increasingly clear that the most formidable barriers to saving nature are political, not scientific or technical. The challenge to global and national environmental governance is to develop do-able solutions and to activate political support for such action. Among the bold solutions being offered is the allocation of half of the planet's surface to nature.
Join them for all sessions, or the session of interest, in February and March 2019 to see how your municipality can benefit from these new opportunities and apply proven solutions to existing challenges.
The International Leadership Association calls for contributors to submit courageous proposals to its 21st Annual Global Conference to be held in Ottawa, Canada, 24-27 October 2019. The ILA invites you to propose panels, presentations, poster sessions, roundtables, symposia, and workshops, that are interdisciplinary, that are multi-sector, that transcend national and cultural barriers, that explore new theories and innovative practices, and that consider knowledge and traditions from other disciplines and groups.
The moment is right to discuss the costs of environmental regulations. We believe it is critical to look retroactively at positive and negative regulatory impacts, to inform our national conversation as well as smart policy design.