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Ed Straw

Ed Straw is a researcher, writer and activist on systems of governing. He is co-author of The Hidden Power of Systems Thinking: Governance in a Climate Emergency, in which existing systems within which governments operate are analysed, concluding that they lie at the heart of many of the world’s problems - climate, pollution, nature, mass inequality and inhumanity. Their response is to apply systems thinking in practice to the design of governance at every level, and propose 26 principles as the basis for new constitutions.

Ed is chair of Compassionate Communities UK, core member of the Independent Constitutionalists UK, visiting research fellow at the Open University’s Applied Systems Thinking in Practice group, and he likes moving rocks.