The following proposes a project for launching a global digital platform to collaboratively write a template for plans against the environmental crises. The acronym EEPTPP (pronounced “eepeetippee”) is for Environmental Emergency Plan Template Project Proposal. The essence is illustrated as follows.
User Adil describes a particular problem, Brenda suggest a measure against it, and so on. The resulting digital template is used by a citizen’s assembly in a country as a headstart for a national plan. Using a digital decision procedure people may also select measures from the template to implement, which leads to a “cross-border plan.”
This document concentrates on an emergency plan to combat the environmental crises. The following mentions
- the problem the project would deal with,
- the goal set in order to solve that problem,
- the desired outcome, and
- the assumptions for success.
The other menus of this website provide the details of the proposal.
The problem to be addressed is the obligation of individuals and organisations to follow policies which have been based on insufficiently relevant information about the issues at hand, in this case: the environmental crises.
Information about an issue is called relevant if it fully accounts for the contents of that issue without “circumstantial” problems, such as there are: lack of argumentation, deliberation, and participation; absence of alternatives; taboos on the expression of problems or measures; political dynamics, vested interests, and strategic thinking.
The goal is to define policies on the basis of relevant information, which includes the desires of those who are bound to these policies; and to let these policies be adopted.
The outcome would be a globally accessible digital platform which invites people to judiciously
- define measures against the environmental crises,
- identify the root causes of these crises, and
- redefine the goals, which may allow to bypass the problems altogether
as well as to suggest routes towards implementation of the proposed changes.
The platform would provide a template which allows citizens or their representatives
- to agree on measures,
- to settle on a route towards their implementation, and
- to transfer authority to organisations, communities, or governments for imposing these measures.
The following is assumed:
- analysis and argumentation can be carried out according to specific guidelines;
- inconvenient statements are protected against change or removal;
- information can be presented concisely and comprehensively without duplication.
Supposedly, there are also enough resources, as listed in the menu item about organisation.