Breaking down the barriers to solving world problems

Welcome to Simpol's global site

Simpol invites citizens around the world to use their votes in a powerful new way to encourage politicians to solve global problems like global warming, financial market regulation, environmental destruction, war, and social injustice.

Simpol offers us a way to take action on global problems; problems individual governments cannot resolve by acting alone.

That’s because these problems cross national boundaries, and because competition between governments to attract investment and jobs means the markets - not the people - end up calling the shots.

Governments cannot act alone to solve these problems because any government doing so would make its economy uncompetitive, leading to inflation, unemployment, or even economic collapse. Any government that moved first would lose out! While governments remain stuck, it's the markets that continue to run politics - not we, the people.

Simpol aims to break this vicious circle by encouraging people around the world to use their votes in a completely new way to oblige politicians and governments to cooperate globally in implementing appropriate policies simultaneously for the good of all.

Only by implementing policies simultaneously can our problems be resolved in a way that no nation, corporation, or citizen loses out to its peers. Only by acting globally and simultaneously can governments regain control over global markets. If all nations act together, everybody wins.

Simultaneous implementation would ensure that no country became uncompetitive as a result of pursuing policies that were right for the planet and which embodied our higher aspirations. But politicians will not act together globally unless we make them!

So, please act now by signing up as a Simpol Supporter
which costs you nothing.

By supporting Simpol you are taking politics back! You are telling politicians you’ll be voting in future national elections, not for a particular candidate or party, but for ANY candidate or party, within reason, who has signed the Simpol Pledge; a declaration of support for a process leading to the simultaneous implementation of a range of policies to solve global problems. Or, if you have a party preference, your support signifies you want your preferred party to make that Pledge.

In that way, you still retain the ultimate right to vote as you please. But you are also clearly indicating to politicians that you’ll be giving strong preference to those who have signed the Pledge, to the exclusion of those who haven’t. With many parliamentary seats, and even entire national elections, hanging on a relatively low number of votes, even a relatively small block of Simpol supporters can make it in the vital interests of politicians to sign the Pledge. This is the simple mechanism Simpol supporters use to advance our cause. It's the simple mechanism we're using to take politics back

And it works. Thanks to our supporters, these politicians already support the campaign.

Simpol's approach is peaceful, open, democratic, and it's free. By supporting Simpol, you gain the opportunity to

  • contribute, if you wish, to the formulation of specific policies to solve global problems, and
  • you join with others to use your vote in a new and effective way to drive the politicians of all parties and countries to implement those policies together.

By supporting Simpol, you are joining with others around the world to make us all a part of the global political solution!

Simpol around the world

National Simpol campaigns are already running in many countries around the world and politicians in many nations have already signed the Simpol Pledge. To read about Simpol in your language and to get involved in the campaign in your country, please click here.

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National Simpol campaigns

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Simpol latest news...

UK MP Jonathan Edwards signs the Pledge

Jonathan Edwards MP

18th Aug: We're delighted to announce that Plaid Cymru MP for Carmarthen East & Dinefwr, Jonathan Edwards, has today signed the Simpol Pledge, bringing the total of UK Simpol-pledged MPs to 30. Edwards signed after Simpol-UK sent him a Petition form submitted by one of his constituents, Simpol-supporter Russell Ferriday.

Canadian Elections latest

Lisa Barrett, Greens, Vancouver Centre

Over 40 candidates have signed the Simpol Pledge so far. They come from the Green Party, Libertarians and the NDP. We're hoping for more! See the full list here. The first candidate to sign on was Lisa Barrett of the Green Party. Her comment: "I appreciate the co-operative and participatory features of the Simpol process."

Global problems? How you - yes you - can solve them

UK Election Result: 29 MPs pledged to implement Simpol!

Simpol now has a record 29 MPs at Westminster  pledged to implement its global justice agenda alongside other governments. See the full list of pledged MPs here

Thanks to our supporters, more than 600 candidates from across the political spectrum signed the Simpol Pledge in the run-up to polling day. In many constituencies, more than one candidate had signed the Pledge. In a few, nearly all the candidates had signed, so ensuring that whoever won the seat, Simpol won. See the info-graphic. Download the Press Release.

Simpol in Top 500 NGOs

The International Simultaneous Policy Organisation (Simpol) is one of the Top 500 NGOs in the world according to an annual survey conducted by The Global Journal.

Simpol in a nutshell: The Political Prisoner's Dilemma

Simpol at Conference on Collective Action on Climate

John Bunzl

Simpol's founder, John Bunzl, will address a conference on The Psychology of Inspired Collective Action on Climate Change being held in London on 21st November 2015. Organised by CONFER, this cutting-edge conference will examine psychological processes that help or hinder collective action. To book and for more, go here.

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