BriefingLessons from Lockdown: Looking after each other better
This thematic briefing on the lessons from lockdown demonstrates some of the ways in which people around the world have looked after each other in response...
Rapid economic transition, including widespread behaviour change to sustainable lifestyles, is necessary to live within planetary ecological boundaries and to limit global warming to below 1.5 degrees. Find out more
What can be learned from the coronavirus pandemic for the challenge of rapid transition in the face of the climate emergency and building fairer, more equal societies?
For several months we have asked for people to share their experiences of lockdown and see what lessons you might have for bringing about a rapid transition, and living happier, more caring and less polluting lives. We received an inspiring, hugely varied collection of personal stories, insights and reflections. They are organised around three big themes: how we can look after each other better as societies, how more space for people and nature can be found, and how those who already have enough can thrive with less ‘stuff’.
We have collaborated with colleagues and other organisations, talented designers, filmmakers and writers to develop a set of resources that show some of the headlines of what we have learned, and things that we might want to keep for the future. We want to make sure that these free to use, unbranded lessons, contributed to by many of you, travel as far as possible. You can access these resources below and please share these with your colleagues and networks and use them as you wish.
We worked with Tamarack Media to produce this video for BBC Ideas.
Story of changeAn open goal for transition – will global sport follow the lead of a small English football club?
Emerging out of the 2020 pandemic lockdown, international sport is set to dominate the popular imagination once again. It is a massive global industry...
Story of changeBadvertising – is changing the advertising industry the next step in speeding transition?
As many look to ‘build back better’ from the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, there are competing voices arguing on the one hand to restart...
Story of changeA natural business advantage? The test case of companies helping us into the great outdoors
Nature re-entered the urban environment and imagination when the coronavirus pandemic saw a sudden fall in traffic, pollution and other economic activity....
CommentaryFossil fuel disarmament
CommentaryLet’s work with nature and let nature work with us
CommentaryThe new, old way forward
ResourceIndividual behaviour and system change: how are they connected?
ResourceJournal article: the business of rapid transition
BriefingLessons from Lockdown