We had our 2nd Peer Review session last week, and it went really well. We spent a couple of minutes reviewing what we were doing – focusing on the Sustainable Development aspect of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) under Kyoto – and then walked our advisors and colleagues through the tool that we have developed.
The “tool” is a 4-step process that we developed in Excel that uses ‘trigger questions’ to get project developers thinking in a different way – to take a whole system view of their project, and to engage in meaningful dialogue with stakeholders to ensure that projects are the most effective and appropriate way to synergistically satisfy people’s needs in a way that not only reduces or avoids GHG emissions but also avoids other negative socio-ecological impacts by designing them out of projects.
We got some great feedback from the group, and some positive encouragement on how user-friendly the tool is – we’re becoming intimately familiar with Excel these days, just can’t get enough. So, I don’t want to bore you all with the details – but of course, if you’re interested throw in some comments, and I’d be happy to elaborate. I hope you’re all doing well… Stay going.