Building Consensus for a Sustainable Future: Putting Principles into Practice

Building Consensus for a Sustainable Future: Putting Principles into Practice is a thoughtfully crafted primer to the process of building consensus on complex public issues.


Building Consensus is packed with useful information, grounded in real world experience, delivered in an accessible style. Building Consensus responds to the need for more systematic, sophisticated explanations of the consensus process. The book grows out of the experiences of the Canadian National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy and the subsequent National Task Force on Consensus and Sustainability which earlier identified ten principles for building consensus. Building Consensus builds on the premise that all ten principles are essential to the success of a consensus process. (Review by Susan Carpenter)

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