The Rapid Transition Alliance

The climate is changing faster than we are. Rapid, transformative changes are called for to prevent climate breakdown and create the conditions for people to thrive together. Keeping to the globally-recognised 1.5 degree upper limit on global warming means significant changes in economies, lives and jobs. Large and rapid change sometimes seems hard to achieve. But big and radical changes have happened before, and they’re happening now too – in technology, finance, policies, infrastructure, attitudes and culture, all around the world. The Alliance is being coordinated by a small group of people drawn from the New Weather Institute, the ESRC STEPS Centre at the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) and the Institute of Development Studies, and the School of Global Studies at the University of Sussex, and is funded by the KR Foundation.

Project details

start date
1 April 2018
end date
31 March 2021


Supported by
KR Foundation

About this project

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Nathan Oxley

Impact Communications and Engagement Officer

Andrew Simms
Peter Newell