Can we really address carbon reduction with same thinking that created carbon problem in first place?

New thinking on CO2 reduction required?

A twitter comment from @imogenhumphris this morning stating that carbon reduction can only come from innovation made me think of the classic but overused Einstein quote used as title for this post.  This was followed this afternoon by an inspiring blog piece by Gaian Economics – Rethinking Resilience

Maybe we are approaching the problem of carbon reduction from the wrong direction. 

We need to stand in the future of a post carbon economy and start to focus on doing more of what we need to get us there

In classic sustainable thinking we focus on what less we can do with(less carbon, use less energy, fuel, resources etc) whilst still doing the same 'stuff'.  But maybe we should think of what more can we do – more local resources, more 'harmless' materials, more renewables … 

In the built environment we need more focus on building local resilient systems and communities, rather than trying to do what we have always done with less.

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