Tool testing

For the really big problem(s) that we face such as biodiversity loss, scarcity of food and water, land degradation, and climate change, the available tools might be crudely lumped into these four columns. The three rows are a crude simplification of Holistic Management testing guidelines. The last row is similar to the social weak link guideline. For example, if we want to provide incentives or payments for ecosystem services, it must first become conventional wisdom for the organization to disburse the money. Both New York City and Wichita, Kansas have invested in enhanced water catchments rather than in expensive filtration plants to improve city water supplies, for example.

How do we get a column of green lights? Which row(s) are easiest to change?


Hi everyone,

I believe there is alot of wisdom when it comes to enhancing ecological systems but is it largely tacit knowledge not recognized by institutions. Nor is it validated. How do we validate what we already know from experience? Do we really need institutions to solve our problems?