Many more diverse people and organizations need to collaborate. And many more will be willing to, if they believe their efforts and the results they are producing, are fair — that justice is not being sacrificed for speed and scale.
Radical collaboration is a pragmatic and proven approach to working together across differences to move forward with speed, scale, and justice.
It is radical in the sense that it is unusual and gets to the root of the challenge of collaborating. It can be used to address many complex challenges and must be used to address the climate crisis.
Radical collaboration is not new but many more people must learn to use it, quickly. We do not have time for incremental change, to keep getting stuck, or to re-invent the approach.
“If you want to go fast, go alone,” the saying goes, “but if you want to go far, go together.” The climate crisis demands that we go faster and further, and more fairly, together.
So how can we collaborate to produce climate action with the requisite speed, scale and justice?
The ‘how’ really matters: better processes produce better results.
“We need to balance the very real urgency and time pressure that we face from a scientific perspective with the recognition of how fast change can be made.”