The energy transition challenge is so huge that it requires every sector of society – civil society, corporations and authorities to be involved, separately and together.
And because every place is different, with its own demographics, geography, climate and installed base of infrastructure – not to say culture – we believe there is a good case to convene a municipality- wide cross sector collaboration.The scale of change presents opportunities too, to create the culture we want.
One of the instruments we are developing to assist this development is called the sustainable municipality matrix.
The matrix is a set of 25 dimensions, values on the horizontal axis and capital on the vertical. Addressing these dimensions will give stakeholders a view of the capability of a municipal area or similar to embrace change to sustainability. The horizontal axis represents human values and the vertical axis represents key capital categories including human, biological and social capital.
|EARTH CARE||PEOPLE CARE||FAIR SHARE|
|REAL CAPITAL||Earth care||Dignity||Cooperation||Social justice||Co-determination and transparency|
This represents the long-term capability of society. The short-term capability can be addressed on a similar matrix per essential service.
|RESILIENCE||Biological capital||Mineral capital||Human capital||Social Capital||Built Capital|
|b) Food provision – field to plate||–||–||–||–||–|
|g) Blue Light Services||–||–||–||–||–|
|h) Economic and payment system||–||–||–||–||–|
HOW TO COMPILE THE REPORTS
To complete the matrix reports, a guide offers sub criteria for each of the 25 aspects as well as a list of questions to consider for each.
The responding team prepares three statements for each aspect, along with supporting measurements, statistics and descriptions.
Once completed, the report can be put through peer review or stakeholder consultation or consultant review, depending on the needs of the situation.
WHY THE MATRIX APPROACH?
The matrix contains standards for human relationships as well as constitutional values and aligns them with standards for maintaining natural, human, social and built capital in a prosperity context. It rewards stakeholders for behaving and organizing themselves in a humane, cooperative, ecological and democratic way.
The process of producing the matrix report offers opportunity for cooperating, sharing insights and exploring new dimensions of opportunity in the area.
Starting from the 25 dimensions, the matrix approach ensures all aspects that need to be covered are included, offering the chance to drill down to details where appropriate.
For more information about the matrix approach:
Contact us via the Contact Page
Read the Datasheet (pdf) MATRIX_DATASHEETR1
The dependency Matrix (.pdf) COMMON GOOD BASIC SERVICE DEPENDENCY MATRIX
The Capital and values matrix (pdf) CapitalR1