Behind the scenes environmental diplomacy. Adapting, as things develop
As the world speeds up, online rules, petitions and campaigns proliferate, social media soundbites and politicians seek simplicity – we lose track in articulating complex issues, while continuing to maintain dialogue with different audiences.
Think outside the plot
A book about foreseeing events before they occured, was described by Spielberg in his film as “fifty percent character and fifty percent very complicated storytelling with layers and layers of…..mystery and plot”.
The character and culture of a complex countryside is undergoing rapid change. Land and environmental issues are often misconstrued, lack context, vulnerable to ‘gatekeeping‘, oblivious to backstories, and blinkered to alternative outcomes. Without an eye to multiple narratives, perception, and affiliations, it can be hard to keep everyone in the room.
“Better to be criticised by your friends than attacked by your enemies”Rob Yorke
Back door diplomacy, alongside front line advocacy
Rob offers a bespoke, off-the record, Chatham House Rule ‘honest broker’ service (similar to Track II diplomacy). He can set up back channel comms with the ‘right people‘ to maintain dialogue, keep two-way information flows on difficult rural and environmental issues, advise on framing complex media topics, and arrange ‘walk and talks’ to enable tricky conversations to take place.
“I hadn’t thought of it that way”a land manager
After 25 years in the rural sector, hear what others say about his work and see his specialist input under Reconciliation Countryside. Ask any questions and feed back any comments as to how this adaptive service evolves.
Related blog – here (screen grab below)