On the day of the US presidential elections, Simpol founder and global trustee John Bunzl has had an article published on Huffpost. It sets out why and how Simpol offers a way forward for the US (and the rest of the world too!). It uses the subject of climate change – and it’s disappointing but unsurprising absence from the presidential debates – to show the necessity of simultaneous policy.
Here’s a quote from that article:
The real question, then, is how do we make it in every nation’s interests to cooperate in responding to climate change? And how can ordinary citizens who care about the issue get it firmly back on the political agenda? That, precisely, is what a global UK-driven citizens campaign called the Simultaneous Policy (Simpol) is starting to do in a number of countries around the world. And the way it’s doing it could be of considerable relevance to the U.S.
Simpol calls for virtually all nations to act simultaneously on climate change and on many other global issues, because if all nations act simultaneously across multiple issues, no nation need lose out. Not only would nations that might lose on one issue gain on another, simultaneous action would break the vicious circle of fear and inaction all nations are presently caught in, so opening the way to cooperative action that’s in everybody’s interests.
For more, see the article here: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/john-bunzl/swing-voters-mr-president_b_2064072.html