This is COP TWENTY SIX and has been going on since COP1 in 1995. The only thing that seems to change each year is the steady rise of carbon emissions and the average temperature of our planet.
We must drop the neoliberal fairy-tale and accept that business using the profit motive has been a spectacular failure.
The current consensus for the carbon tax is that we all need to pay it so that we can begin to change our collective behaviour. This is pure neoliberal nonsense.
Politicians are in a tough spot, ideally they would like to try and solve these big problems but at the same time they don’t want to upset their bosses; the billionaires and corporate elites.
Part II: How Billionaire Greed Ruined a Perfectly Good Strategy Called Corporate Sustainability (and Democracy). 3 Possible Pathways Forward
There’s still time to make things better, but we must acknowledge the truth about what is at the core of our climate plundering and wealth concentrating system.
Despite all of the CSR inspired positive inputs that are being added to the capitalist recipe, the end product is becoming more brutal and difficult to swallow.
The lesson is that no matter how hard you work, no matter how smart or talented you are, a dumb, lazy rich kid is going to beat you.
Fake Leadership is dangerous when it comes to Corporate Sustainability, Plastic Pollution and Climate Change.
The fight for corporate sustainability is nothing more than a proxy fight for corporate power that has run amok.