It's time to talk about what's next."
This statement also applies to the Cayman Islands, in fact is is more crucial to a Small Island Developing States (SIDS) than anywhere else. "It is time for Caymanians (Americans) to think boldly about... what it will take to move our country to a very different place, one where outcomes that are truly sustainable, equitable, and democratic are commonplace.'
Caymanians ask yourselves
'Do we want cheaper energy generated by solar and wind'?
Ask 'how will climate change affect us?'
Ask 'how will sea level rise affect us?'
Ask 'how will Cuba opening to US citizens affect us?'
These are questions that very few people or organizations in these islands are asking.
Those are the words of academic and author Gar Alperovitz, founder of the Democracy Collaborative, who—alongside veteran environmentalist Gus Speth—this week launched a new initiative called the "Next Systems Project" which seeks to address the interrelated threats of financial inequality, planetary climate disruption, and money-saturated democracies by advocating for deep, heretofore radical transformations of the current systems that govern the world's economies, energy systems, and political institutions.