Beyond Patzers and Clients
Strategic Reflections on Climate Change and the "Green Economy"
by Larry Lohmann
first published 2 September 2012
This discussion paper sets out some lessons for political strategy suggested by the experience of climate change campaigning over the past 15 years. It outlines the dangers faced by advocacy NGOs of becoming "patzers" (blunderers) and clients of more sophisticated political actors. Comments on this work in progress, a shorter version of which was published in Development Dialogue No. 61 (September 2012), are welcome.