I was very lucky to serve as the Climate Correspondent for Sea Change Radio (http://www.cchange.net/tag/climate-change/) at COP15. I witnessed firsthand the initial confidence felt by everyone attending the meeting. We were sure that the voices of the global community had been heard, and that our leaders would act to ensure the safety of island and desert nations as they considered what to include in a global treaty. The frustration was palpable as we watched the U.S. Republican contingent admit that they didn't believe in man-made climate change (http://www.cchange.net/2009/12/23/cop15-wrap-up-climate-deniers-drowning...). I will never forget the feeling of intense anger and desperation as the meeting concluded. Why did COP15 fail when there were so many innovative minds working to form solutions to the problems affecting our world?
It was compelling to watch Delegate Ian Fry as he pleaded for his island nation of Tuvalu. How could we not hear his cry that "the fate of his country" was in the hands of this governing body? We will satisfy the basic needs of all people as well as their creative, cultural and intellectual needs when all stakeholders' voices can be heard and people and organizations are held accountable. This will require that nations, organizations and people organize using a governance model that ensures equal weight be given to all voices. Dynamic Governance, or sociocracy (www.GovernanceAlive.com) is the only governance model that does this using systems dynamics to ensure thorough and effective communication and accountability.
Attached here is a white paper written by John A. Buck and Gerard Endenburg which outlines the basic methodology of dynamic governance. It is clear and concise and outlines the benefits to organizations and individuals of using this governance model. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. I can also put you in touch with John Buck for further discussions.
Cimbria at GovernanceAlive dot com