The climate is changing faster than we are. The danger of triggering irreversible environmental damage that spirals, feeding off itself, means that winning too slowly is the same as losing. That’s why rapid, transformative changes are called for to prevent climate breakdown and create the conditions for people to thrive together.
The Rapid Transition Alliance shares examples of evidence-based hope for change whose speed and potential scale will steer us towards staying within those boundaries and which advance social justice. In practice, these are clear, quantifiable changes in our values, behaviors, 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.
Keeping to the globally-recognised 1.5 degree upper limit on global warming means significant changes in economies, lives and jobs. Doing it fairly in the context of poverty, inequality and conflicts over resources is a huge challenge.
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.
Who we are
The Rapid Transition Alliance is being coordinated by a small group of people drawn from the New Weather Institute, the School of Global Studies at the University of Sussex, and the ESRC STEPS Centre at the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) and the Institute of Development Studies, and with help from our friends, colleagues and supporters. The work of the Alliance is kindly supported by the KR Foundation.
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Find out more about the Alliance: https://www.rapidtransition.org
Sophie Marsden, Communications Officer
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