There is a lot of discussion on how to convince governments, companies and public opinion of the risks of climate change and the need to change the way we live to curb emissions. Changing doesn’t mean living worse, but the focus has to be put on the increase in well-being, progress, prosperity, instead of growth, and these positive consequences of the needed evolution have to be highlighted.
In fact, sometimes it looks like scientists are almost alone on this quest (convincing of the need to change). Besides, if it is the United Nations who should be the leading player, is it too weak to really drive world policy?
My opinion is that the change management on climate change can be improved. It’s all about managing as best as possible the change needed to limit climate change. (Yes, this sounds very redundant…) We need to change for the climate not to change too much, we need to do it fast and do it well (as Ban Ki-moon said recently, time is not on our side).
Let’s have a look at change management models for how we can do that: