In politics and policy one must choose words carefully. When is it best to talk about 'collapse', 'breakdown' or 'disruption'? What about 'deep adaptation', 'transformative adaptation' or 'transformational adaptation'? Don't they all mean different things? And is it OK to sugarcoat the truth just to get the conversation started?
We'll discuss how to get policy makers talking about collapse - even if we have to avoid the word - and how much we are prepared to compromise on our vocabulary to get into the room.
The Cadence Roundtable is there for anyone interested in government and policy responses to environmental breakdown. You're welcome to join our monthly 60-minute Zoom calls, whether you're inside or outside the public sector. Bring your own thoughts and test them out, or just come to question or to listen.