I’ve written 3 whistleblowing blogs in the past 30 hours. These areas need to be addressed to help us progress with participatory democracy enabling a national mobilisation to address climate and biodiversity collapse.
I haven’t been very active blogging in 2019 but these stories have been brewing all year. Feel free to use the information to leverage change.
- Thwarting Subversion – This is the story of how I prevented someone in the Department of Rural and Community Development, DRCD from destroying the independent Public Participation Networks PPNs of the country, including Clare PPN.
- National Lottery Funding for the Environment – This is my quest to find out what happened to the 2013 National Lottery promise to fund environmental projects.
- Public Participation – a 2020 Challenge – This is me blasting the inability of the civil service to change and facilitate comprehensive public participation in climate and energy transition policy
Nicely nicely does not work – not fast enough anyway! I have been more successful in the past 10 years by whistleblowing and calling the government out. Tell it like it is. There are enough politicians and NGOs asking politely and accepting slow, often meaningless change.
Here is information about the current “non consultation” on the long term greenhouse gas emissions reduction strategy which must be replied to before 5pm tomorrow, December 31st 2019. A shockingly inconsiderate non consultation!
As a follow up to my previous post here is the information, context and questions contained in the long term strategy survey – consultation. Take time to devise responses, perhaps in a document format and then copy and paste them in before December 31st. I have filled in the first 3 to show you it is not rocket science. You don’t have to fill them all in either – stick to what you know and would like to influence. Feel free to share your responses to help inspire others. Perhaps meet with others to make a joint submission if you want a more detailed response. Or do both!
Here’s to much needed, accelerated change in 2020!
December 30th 2019