Working Paper Series
Transition strategies for a low carbon future
PASSAGE Working Paper 14/03
Dr Alexia Coke
This working paper outlines the main findings of a qualitative PhD research carried out within the ESRC funded research project RESOLVE. It explores the strategies for a low carbon future being adopted within the UK Transition movement and highlights potential policy, practice and academic learning in relation to community action on climate change and resource scarcity.
The research focused in particular on the food, energy and transport activities that Transition Initiatives (local groups) are undertaking within Britain.
The research involved:
Drawing on concepts that have been established as a result of studying other social movements, the research found five main emerging and interlinked strategies that are being adopted within the Transition movement. The first three of these strategies are focused on mobilising people to become involved in the movement (mobilising strategies), whilst the other two are focused on promoting particular forms of collective action (action strategies) for particular types of change (change strategies).
Coke, Alexia 2014. Where do we go from here? Transition strategies for a low carbon future. PASSAGE Working Paper 14/03. Guildford: University of Surrey.