a foundation of knowledge
Of course, everyone should have the right to express their opinions. But this kind of opportunity can lead to unproductive opposition driven purely by individual interests. We are all part of a community living on the same planet: public interest must prevail! Once that’s made clear, all that’s left is to get involved. And to do that, you have to know what you’re talking about. ENSURING THAT PARTICIPANTS ARE FULLY INFORMED IS A PREREQUISITE for each person to contribute usefully. The organisation of information and education programmes is, therefore, essential.
What are the four levels of knowledge that each participant should attain? What resources has Surfrider developed to inform people about MRE, climate change, etc.?
By clicking here, you find our study report on the challenges of public participation facing climate change which provides answers to these questions.