Being able to explore the consequences of decisions before they are made and sharing the debate with other stakeholders dramatically improves the chances of a good sustainable decision that, once made, stays and improves.
Dramatic improvements in performance are possible. It’s just that it’s so hard to make them possible while driving forward with current initiatives.
Regulatory capture and weak law enforcement have been major causes of disasters such as those caused by earthquakes, tidal waves, and ecosystem destruction.
Technological developments can help to change the picture through research into lower cost approaches, identifying and improving perceptions of risk, and making it easier for people to see the real costs of their current behaviour and the opportunities they have to change.