Six pathways to the Great Transition – what needs to be done

We need new strategies from civil society that think about ecological transition and polarisation together.

Our societies are drifting further apart. If current trends towards populist authoritarianism continue, they might set us back many years from tackling the ecological crises, years we don’t have.

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Front cover of Switching off the Autopilot

Switching off the autopilot: An evolutionary toolbox for the Great Transition (book)

This book is about the ecological crisis that threatens to collapse our entire civilisation. It is about the crisis of liberal democracy unfolding before our eyes. And it is about a new approach that aims to tackle both crises.

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Front cover of the Systems Thinking Workbook

Systems Thinking Workbook: Practising the art of systems thinking in a complex world

This workbook provides a guided process to help enable and create conditions for practising systems thinking. 

Systems thinking is a core skill in our current and evolving world. In order to deal with the complexity of our current world, we need to be able to understand the unpredictable, interconnected and complex nature of the world. But while there is much talk about the need to think and act systemically, we are often not sure how to do it.

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Systemic Activism in a Polarised World

The dogmatic attitude that people we dislike and disagree with are incapable of contributing to the future will only cripple our ability to engage with reality.  Instead, can we be open to questioning our long-held beliefs and truly listen to diverse points of view and perspectives about systems change?

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Re.imagining Activism: A practical guide for the Great Transition

Based on the research collated and the ideas and experiences generated by the Smart CSOs Lab, our booklet Re.imagining Activism: A practical guide for the Great Transition is a practical tool for activists and social change leaders. It provides guidance and support to activists who want to make a meaningful contribution to this deeper change.

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Theories of change and the vision of the Great Transition

Any organisation or activist network that designs a campaign or a movement strategy uses a theory of change, be it implicitly or explicitly. Theories of change are the ideas and hypotheses (theories) people and organisations have about how change happens. These theories are based on assumptions about reality, what is at stake, and how change can be brought about.

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