To develop innovations and broad support, we engage diverse interests in a rigorous dialogue—a process of listening for common ground. Dialogue does not hide conflict. It is listening and speaking in ways that encourage understanding, new thinking, and cooperation.
Members of the California Environmental Dialogue (CED) collaborate and build consensus through dialogue. It is a unique way for people to speak and to listen for common ground. Fundamentally, dialogue is based on the belief that our collective intelligence is greater than the sum of individual perspectives.
By engaging in a formal dialogue, CED builds relationships and trust, which allow its members to pursue public and private policies leading to enhanced environmental outcomes and economic efficiencies.