Simpol - the Simultaneous Policy - was launched in 2000 by businessman John Bunzl as a solution to solve the world’s global problems. It is run by the International Simultaneous Policy Organisation (ISPO). Since it was founded, Simpol has been collaboratively developed with politicians, academics, psychologists and supporting citizens. The campaign has since spread to other countries, including Canada.
If problems like climate change, immigration, wealth inequality and insecurity are global, we believe the solutions to them should be too.
At the moment, we don’t have any truly global solutions. Instead, we rely on national governments to come up with solutions, but little is getting done. Why? Because any country acting alone to solve global issues takes a risk - to be an economic loser in a competition where winning is the only option.
The reality is that staying internationally competitive and solving global problems are fundamentally incompatible. So national governments are stuck in a cycle of having to keep their economies competitive while global problems are left to worsen.
This is how our problems get worse - leaders setting taxes and standards ever lower to attract borderless capital - all in a bid to stay ‘internationally competitive’. They race to the bottom, and our problems continue to grow.
To fix our world, we need to step forward together - simultaneously, starting today.
Our solution is Simpol - the Simultaneous Policy - a range of multi-issue policy packages to solve global problems with each package to be implemented, at the same time, on the same date. That way, no nation loses out - everyone wins.
Simpol means we can tackle all our problems - climate change, tax regulation, wealth inequality - for everyone’s benefit. If countries act simultaneously, they can avoid being the loser who acts alone. If they work on solving multiple issues instead of just one, they can balance the costs of one issue with the gains from another.
Simpol is common sense. It's about going from destructive global competition to truly global cooperation.
To make it happen, we run campaigns in countries around the world that give citizens the power to compel their leaders to implement Simpol through the vote. You can do that by signing on to the campaign or read on to learn more about why Simpol is the answer.
To maintain strict political independence, Simpol organisations are not charities and nor are they permitted to accept funding from any for-profit entity. All funds are raised from private donations, membership fees or book sales.