As we have begun to lay out our stepping stones for this journey at COP15, I have decided that one of my main tasks will be to ask questions and share stories. As I have been trying to figure out the right questions to ask, this quote was sent to me by a daily meditation website called Season for Nonviolence:
Ideologies separate us.
Dreams and anguish
bring us together.
~ Eugene Ionesco
One of the main elements that we see as lacking in the climate change negotiations is the element of Trust. From this quote and conversations with others, I have come to believe that one of the main questions that is needed at COP15 is for people to discuss these issues from the place of their dreams and anguish. So the main questions that I have been asking people have been something similar to the following:
-What are your dreams?
-What breaks your heart?
-How do these relate to climate change?
-What are you doing personally to address these issues?
-How does trust fit into the conversation and what can we do to build more trust?
I will be posting periodically the answers that people have shared to these questions and the stories that have arisen. What are your thoughts on these questions? What questions would you ask?