Julian Darley reviews the non-economic factors that influence decisions making. He explains how a knowledge of them can be used to get new systems introduced. The factors include culture, social and individual psychology, business and political fashions, perceptions of what will be publicly acceptable, and what other opinion leaders and decision-makers are thinking and doing.
Julian Darley is the founder of Global Public Media and Post Carbon Institute, pioneer organisations which work to provide education about and demonstrate solutions for problems of energy depletion, climate change and ecosystem decline. He is also the author of High Noon For Natural Gas: The New Energy Crisis. Julian is now researching the complex history of decision-making with the aim of helping understand how high-level decision-making, in government and business, can be influenced towards creating a sustainable, low-carbon economy.
Recorded on day one of The New Emergency Conference: Managing Risk and Building Resilience in a Resource Constrained World. Held on 10-12 June 2009, All Hallows College, Drumcondra, Dublin 9, Ireland.
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