Huge changes to all levels of society, politics and businesses are required to avoid the most devastating effects of climate change, writes Rafael Jiménez Aybar
Your article (World is failing to make changes needed to avoid climate breakdown, report finds, 28 October) highlights the importance of strong democratic governance in supporting sustainable development. Huge changes to all levels of society, politics and businesses are required to avoid the most devastating effects of climate change and environmental degradation.
Almost every country in the world has legislation dedicated to the protection and preservation of the environment. However, the implementation and enforcement of these laws does not go far enough to address environmental challenges. Besides, the scale and pace of the required transformation of our societies to keep global warming under the safer threshold of 1.5 to 2C are such that innovative approaches to democratic governance are in order, if we want to ensure that the transition is as just and inclusive as possible – for example, through deliberative democracy initiatives.