The Aspen Environment Forum (AEF) provides a “great opportunity to sit down with the scientists and with the journalists and basically, a lot of people who have as their primary purpose, the idea of how to communicate to build a better world,” says Jamais Cascio, founder of Open the Future and research fellow at the Institute for the Future. Watch Cascio talk with genConnect about the AEF experience:
AEF also provides “a glimpse into the elite mindset, as well,” Cascio says, in that many of the top movers and shakers on environmental issues are at the top of their field and have the capability to affect change. This, which Cascio calls the “green elite”, provides an important pathway of communication to policymakers.
“Being able to have a channel, which is what the green elite provides,” Cascio says, “is a great opportunity to try to change some minds.”
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