Multisolving Our Way Forward
This lecture is part of “Pandemic as Portal: Creating a Just Future on Earth,” a series hosted by the Spring Creek Project and the Environmental Arts and Humanities Initiative at Oregon State University. Dr. Sawin asks questions such as:
- Is the pandemic a portal to a more sustainable and equitable world?
- If so, what sort of portal?
- Given that, how might we conduct ourselves in these times?
The Power of Multisolving for People and Climate
Beth Sawin presents “The Power of Multisolving for People and Climate” at TEDx Sun Valley, in Sun Valley, Idaho. After introducing multisolving, Beth takes the audience on a journey through the actions that are needed to protect the climate, showing how those actions could improve health, equity, and well-being at the same time. But how does one multisolve, exactly? Beth gives examples of people multisolving all around the world and explains how we each can do the same.
Evaluating Project Benefits with the FLOWER Multisolving Tool
FLOWER is a simple tool for analyzing, comparing, and evaluating policies and projects. It helps determine the project’s potential for achieving multiple benefits (known as “multisolving“) and the extent to which the project addresses equity.
Beth Sawin introduces Multisolving
In this video, Beth Sawin explains the concept of Multisolving, or the search for systemic solutions that protect the climate while also improving health, equality, and well-being. Recorded in Paris during the COP21 climate negotiations, Beth discusses the potential of Multisolving to address several problems at once, and the impact of Multisolving on the Paris climate talks.