Successful local governance is key to sustainability says @Worldwatch in #StateOfTheWorld 14 http…

Successful local governance is key to sustainability says @Worldwatch in #StateOfTheWorld 14 http…

If the electoral and political decision-making processes of some countries, including the United States, are being captured by powerful interests opposed to decisive action on sustainability then increasingly it is up to city and local administrations to take the lead. That is the central thrust of State of the World 2014 , the Worldwatch Institute's 40th anniversary edition of this regular snapshot of global sustainability. Its theme is Governing for Sustainability , and contributing authors highlight the responsibility of political and economic actors to achieve sustainability, emphasizing the strength of citizens to make significant sustainability changes and showing why effective governance systems need to be inclusive and participatory, allowing members to have a voice in the collective decision making. But it also identifies a growing threat to democratic governance ...

Full article: http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/david-thorpe/24436...

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