Actually, Temi's point is a particularly good one: People want their voices heard, somehow. Maybe just giving people a chance to talk first, before the subsidies are cut, and genuinely taking their ideas into account would be a first step. I assume that's going on some places, right?
Joydeep: Maybe part of the solution is journalists doing a better job of turning reports full of jargon into something people can genuinely understand
Globalsubsidies: Sounds like Malaysia got it right
Temi: We run debates on various subjects around climate change every month or two....
GSI: I suppose what we really need is marches in the streets against fossil fuel subsidies, not just riots in the streets when they're removed
Joydeep: We'll aim to write up a summary of this as a blog after the event, and will try to get links in there
Globalsubsidies: Yes, always harder to organise a bunch of people to protest for something good rather than against something bad. That's one of the problems that needs to be figured out to address climate change issues in general
Carlo: I'd think that clear signals to business of change coming, but at a slow enough pace that companies can adjust, would help, right?
Globalsubsidies: Anybody out there up to doing some good public service announcements in their countries laying out visually the costs of fossil fuel subsidies?
Coming up on our last 10 minutes! Might be a good chance for our experts to recap a bit of what they think is important from this. Where do we go from here?
Would love to hear brainstorming from all of you on what you think is the single most important thing needed to effectively start removing these subsidies