By Stefan Raubenheimer
By way of weather swap the distance among what we're doing and what we have to do is monstrous. constructing a plan to get us from the place we're to the place we have to be is now probably the most very important initiatives of recent society. during this, South Africa used to be an early chief, and it approached the query in a striking means. The South African long term Mitigation situations (LTMS) is an across the world celebrated instance of ways humans can come jointly to paintings with the proof to advance the questions of the day. What was once extraordinary was once not just the clinical rigour followed, however the means during which leaders labored jointly to arrive a extensive consensus. Their imaginative and prescient, and the reaction of the South African executive, used to be groundbreaking and terribly formidable. The LTMS has quietly reshaped the South African panorama. This publication is the tale of the folk and the method during which they took up the problem and produced those long term Mitigation situations.
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In many ways this paragraph says it all: in the preparation of the LTMS we had our compelling question, and our authorisation; we now needed the buy-in, the ‘substantial ownership’ and then we could hope for eventual ‘commitment to take action based on the ﬁndings’. The methodology for assessments described by the authors is also entirely appropriate for the sort of exercise the LTMS was intended to be. 24 Achieving social accountability through stakeholders All planning, and all imagining of the future, is ul‘The LTMS showed us timately done by, and about, people.
Facilitators must know the topic: some knowledge gaps are not a problem, but a facilitator who is essentially lost when it comes to content cannot be a help to the stakeholders. This is true especially in processes that are content-heavy, such as the LTMS. 9. Finally, and very importantly, is the business of process design. In the LTMS we spent as much time planning the process (mostly Harald, Pierre and myself, with the management team checking our plans and playing a strong reviewing role). This preparation is as important as it is obvious.
Were to be allowed unless by arrangement. 29 The issue of facilitators and process administrators Other countries and players may ﬁnd it interesting that professional third party facilitators ran the LTMS process. This was a conscious decision, but did it add value? We agreed at the outset to ensure that the ‘facilitation team’ should be made up of facilitators as well as a process administration service. The latter would minute the meetings and administer matters such as venues and communications.
Facing Climate Change. Building South Africa's Strategy by Stefan Raubenheimer