Things change. It’s one thing we can rely on. But the climate is changing faster than we are. Now, In the face of potentially runaway climatic upheaval and corrosive inequality, we need change faster than anything governments are planning for.
We want to learn from where, when and how things have changed very quickly. With this form you can tell us about examples of rapid transition. They could be from the past or now, and from anywhere in the world. We are interested in all sectors of the economy. They don’t have to be specifically about sustainability, though we’d like you to tell us why they are relevant and what lessons they might offer for rapid transitions to sustainability.
Rapid transition shows examples of evidence-based hope for change whose speed and potential scale will steer us towards staying within planetary ecological boundaries, critically including the globally agreed 1.5 degree upper limit on global warming to prevent climate breakdown, and which advance social justice. In practice, these are clear, quantifiable changes in our values, behaviours, attitudes, and use of resources, energy, technology, finance and infrastructure that can happen and guide what we do over the next five to ten years.
Together we can then grow a shared understanding of what works to create action of the scale and speed needed. With enough evidence-based hope we can remove excuses for inaction and illuminate ways ahead for progressive, rapid change.
For more information about us, visit www.rapidtransition.org