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 completely 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 oblige their 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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Global problems? How you - yes you - can solve them

Simpol latest news...

Fracking: Are Environmentalists Missing the Point?

In a new article on the Huffington Post, Simpol's founder, John Bunzl, suggests environmentalists are yet to see how the 'hidden hand' of destructive international competition is the real driver behind the spread of fracking across the globe; a phenomenon that calls into question existing NGO strategies.

New on HuffPost: Hollande: Why those who 'play away' always get found out

It's not so much President Francois Hollande's sexual indiscretions that have been 'found out', argues Simpol's founder John Bunzl in his latest article on the Huffington Post, but the impracticality, in a global market, of his left-wing policies. Are our national politicians free to choose their political agenda? Or must they now follow only a market-friendly agenda whether they (and we) like it or not?

Integral Europe Conference

Simpol's founder, John Bunzl, and National Coordinator for Simpol Germany, Dirk Weller, will be giving a joint keynote presentation at the forthcoming Integral Europe Conference in Budapest, 8-11th May. Highlighting the leading edge in integral thinking, amongst the other keynote speakers will be Susanne Cook-Greuter and Thomas Hübl

For our German supporters:

Simpol's growing base of German supporters now enjoys a regular newsletter, SimpolTODAY, in German. Compiled by editor, Harald Lohmann, the February issue is just out. Contact him for a copy.

First Luxembourg MP signs Simpol Pledge

Dr. Jean Colombera MP

Dr. Jean Colombera, a Member of the Luxembourg Chamber of Deputies, has become the first MP from that country to sign the Simpol Pledge. Adding his pledge to those of more than 25 MPs from the UK and other countries, Dr. Colombera signed on 13th March. More...

Simpol in a nutshell: John Bunzl at TEDx Berlin

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