Talking Transition

The Rapid Transition team and it’s members often speak at and host events on the topic of rapid transition and climate action. Please do come along if you can, and let us know if you are hosting an event and would like to collaborate with us.

Upcoming events- April to September

6 April Leaving the 20th Century: A day of new politics to shape a better future, Compass, London

Share thoughts with some of the finest politicians and thinkers who have all been practicing and advocating 21st-century politics for a day of listening, learning, inspiration, innovation and – yes – transformation!

3 May Climate Emergency Solutions Summit, Centre for Alternative Technology, Machynlleth

A unique one-day event exploring what a zero carbon future could look like, and how we make it happen.

9 May Systems Connections: the Wellbeing Economy and Climate Emergency Schumacher Institute Conference 2019, Bristol

The day combines presentations, discussion and activities. Themed workshops will include: Psychology, Wellbeing and Change, Making Peace with Nature, Climate Emergency policy demands, New Economy strategies.

11 May How to be hopeful about climate change (3.30-4.45 PM) at The Festival of Debate, Sheffield

Led by Andrew Simms of the Rapid Transition Alliance, this talk is part of a themed day of events focused on the theme of ‘Our Planet’. You can see the full programme in the link above.

6 June, How to save the World – Bankjob, London

Climate breakdown is a symptom of our broken economic system. How do we fix it and in turn save the world? Come together in the bank, in front of an exploded van to look at ways of moving the economy rapidly away from dependence on fossil fuels and financial speculation.

17-18 June Reporting 3.0 2019 Conference – Implementing Thriveable Transformation, Rotterdam

Reporting 3.0 serves as a global platform to scout out and accelerate reporting innovations that help to bring the global economy onto a sustainable path and to make a green, inclusive and open economy reality.

29 June,1pm, Glastonbury, Greenfields

Does Glastonbury need describing? We think not.

Hear Andrew’s interview with Extinction Rebellion- live from Glastonbury.

18th July Stir to Action Festival – A Playground for the New Economy, Frome

The Stir to Action Festival will be a unique three days of inspiring conversations, participatory theatre, virtual reality experiences, live podcasts, interactive workshops, idea surgeries, live crowdfunding, sustainable food, craft beer, and, of course, live music!

1- 4 August Green Gathering, Chepstow 

The Green Gathering festival runs on a non-profit basis, created by a community of people who love festivals, are passionate about the environment and social justice, and want to share our passions as widely as possible.

13 September 2019 Travel to Tomorrow– Bruges

A sustainable tourism conference based in Belgium.

14th September 2019 (10am – 5pm) Climate Emergency Conference – Raising Ambition, Bloomsbury Central Baptists Church, 235 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8EP

A one-day conference for those looking to act on the climate emergency.

22nd September 2019 Opening of the V&A Non-Pavilion, London

Studio MICAT, There Project and Proud Studio present an installation exploring degrowth and life beyond consumerism. Andrew will be speaking on limits to growth and the role of creative design and art in communicating it.

27 September (2pm-5pm) Is your business ready for the 1.5 climate target? at the Carbon Trust, London

Is your business wanting to help in the transition to a zero carbon economy? Come to this event to share your experience, network and learn from others in a safe space for reflection and engagement about the challenges of rapid transition for business.

Past events

Past Event

Is your business ready for the 1.5 climate target?

Is your business wanting to help in the transition to a zero carbon economy? Come to this event to share your experience, network and learn from others in a...

Past Event

Rapid Transition at Glastonbury

Glastonbury 2019 had a distinctly green feel about it, and we’re not just talking about the swathes of countryside occupied by festival revellers. For the...

Past Event

Launch of the Rapid Transition Alliance

The launch of the Rapid Transition Alliance coincides with the start of the 2018 international climate negotiations (COP24). As well as introducing the...

Past Event

Rapid Transitions: How did we do that?

In the face of environmental crises and global inequality, how can we work together for more sustainable futures? What can we learn from great transitions...