BriefingLessons from Lockdown: Looking after each other better
The way in which individuals, organisations and governments responded to benefit the wider community points the way toward a world where this way of...
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 changeCatch Chile’s waste reduction bus – how behaviour change, new infrastructure and different business models are cutting waste
Waste is a huge global problem and it’s growing fast. According to a World Bank report in 2018, global annual waste generation is expected to jump to 3.4...
Story of changeLegal mandate sees Indian business fund water drainage – will the law be strong enough to ensure fairplay?
A successful partnership between a local stakeholder group and a private company in one of India’s largest cities, illustrates how it is possible for...
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...
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