I believe that decisions that impact a certain group of individuals should be made with that group's perspectives in mind. This seems like a very obvious idea but as we saw with the sea otter story, this is often overlooked when decisions are made. I envision a world where decisions are made after including thoughts from all parties that may be impacted by said decision. I also think that the amount of say a certain group has towards that decision should be somehow correlated to the extent they will feel the effects of the decision. A way to achieve this could be as simple as having representatives from under-voiced communities present when decision-making is taking place to provide their perspective on the situation and this will lead to less adverse harmful effects on communities. Along with all of this, I also believe the effects these decisions have on the environment should be accounted for as well to reduce the negative effects on the environment itself.
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Hi Gunkaar, what if different parties have different goals they want to achieve in the decision-making? for example, what if a poor party only considers the profits and an environmental organization only considers the environmental impacts, how does decision-making balance their request? still, there are not only 2 parties involved in decision-making. if every party has different goals, what are the trade-offs?
The group itself should love their own interests, love themselves in order to love others, the group's voice will be more if the group's goals are consistent ideas consistent. Like your point of view!!!
I agree! It is sad that currently many marginalized communities are suffering from the decisions which other parties made for them and their benefits or even rights are not being considered at all.
I agree with you! It seems like solutions are only effective when they take into account the people and stakeholders most affected, but such considerations are indeed very one-sided.
I agree with your points! I really think getting all the voices from the community can really help out with better solutions and make sure all angles on an issue are taken into account as a result. We've seen too many times when solutions don't work out because no perspectives have been taken into account.
I agree! It would be great if it was mandatory for companies to hear from different impacted groups before making decisions. I think something that could help this is by not only giving people the opportunity to voice their concerns but making them a part of the board that decides what actions are taken that way they have a voice and a vote
I agree with your post! A party may just consider their own benefit, so hearing the voices of all parties is necessary.
Hi Gunkaar, I agree with your post and envision a similar idea! It makes no sense that those that will suffer the most from the negative outcomes should have the least amount of impact on decisions being made :( Hopefully the future holds more opportunities that result in under-voiced communities being heard!
You're so right! I really like your idea of listening to representatives from under-voiced communities before making big decisions. It's something so fundamental and yet it's crazy how often their views are overlooked on decisions that impact them the most!
I agree! Everyone's voices should be heard so that we have a better understanding of the environment which could eventually lead us to finding solutions to all the issues.
I agree - communicating with under-voiced people will not only benefit the environment, but it will also ensure their perspectives are considered such that their way of life is not negatively impacted by new policies. This shows how there are many positive impacts that can arise from simply increasing communication with these communities!
Hi Gunkaar, I completely agree that all parties that will be affected should be included in the decision making process. Its unjust otherwise.
I also agree. I think inclusion and embracing diversity is really important. Being involved in the decision making process is key.