How did we do that? The possibility of rapid transition


Is rapid transition possible? Sometimes events or new knowledge throw up reasons why we must make change happen quickly. At the present moment, climate change and chronic social inequality seem to demand radical change – but what kind of changes will work, and how can they be achieved?

This booklet collects stories of rapid transitions and different kinds of transformations to show what we can learn from history and the present day about how people adapt to rapid change.

The booklet draws on the Transformations event series organised by the New Weather Institute and STEPS during 2016 and 2017, some of which informed the work of the Rapid Transition Alliance.