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cChange: Transformational Responses to Climate Change
A collection of inspiring ideas and research on transformative responses to climate change
Curated by Karen O'Brien
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400 ppm CO2: What It Means

400 ppm CO2: What It Means | cChange: Transformational Responses to Climate Change | Scoop.it
Learn about what the number 400 means for our future. On May 9th, for the first time ever, the world's most important CO2 monitoring station recorded daily CO2 concentrations above 400 parts per million -- the highest levels found on earth in over 5 million years.Already we're seeing the deadly effects of climate change in the form of rising seas, wildfires and extreme weather of all kinds, and passing 400 PPM is an ominous sign of what might come next.The safe level of carbon dioxide in the atmostphere is 350 parts per million, but the only way to get there is to immediately transition the global economy away from fossil fuels and into into renewable energy, energy efficiency, and sustainable farming practices in all sectors (agriculture, transport, manufacturing, etc.).

While the level fluctuates seasonally and varies across different latitudes, this is yet another sign that our dependence on fossil fuels is out of control.


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this is quite a line to cross. 

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Boldly creating a world that works for all - Trimtabs for systemic change

Boldly creating a world that works for all - Trimtabs for systemic change | cChange: Transformational Responses to Climate Change | Scoop.it

 In the lecture I proposed ‘Trimtabs for systemic change’ as a strategy for creating a world that works for all. I introduced this as a strategy complementary to the conventional way of handling contemporary issues, where we strive to understand and control specific problems such as the climate change.  

# this is a really good talk, worth listening to! 

@Karen O'Brien, cChange


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Elinor Ostrom Outlines Best Strategies for Managing the Commons | On the Commons

Elinor Ostrom Outlines Best Strategies for Managing the Commons | On the Commons | cChange: Transformational Responses to Climate Change | Scoop.it

A breakthrough for the commons came in 2009 when Elinor Ostrom won the Nobel Prize for Economics. The first woman awarded this honor, the Indiana University political scientist not only made history but also helped debunk widespread notions that the commons inevitably leads to tragedy. In 50 years of research from Nepal to Kenya to Switzerland to Los Angeles, she has shown that commonly held resources will not be destroyed by overuse if there is a system in place to manage how they are shared.


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Jeremy Rifkin on global issues and the future of our planet

We are in for big change.


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Green Economy and Sustainable Development: Bringing Back the Social

Discussions about Green Economy often ignore the Social - this short 10 minute video addresses this issue. Check out UNRISD's Social Dimensions of Green Econ...
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Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership all starting with a golden circle and the question "Why?" His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers ...

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MindShift.

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Bridging Worlds of Myth and Science: The Poetic Scholarship of William Irwin Thompson

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Riel Miller's keynote at CDKN Action Lab

Riel Miller presents one of the keynotes with the title: "Climate Change, Embracing Complexity, and Change in the Conditions of Change." Oxford April 2011.
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Complex Social Problems Call for Evolutionary Leadership

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The following is a guest post by our friends at Saybrook University's Organizational Systems Program (a 3p sponsor) - designed for students, managers, leaders...
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Ph.D. Dissertation on Conscious Leadership in Action — Integral Thinkers

Ph.D. Dissertation on Conscious Leadership in Action — Integral Thinkers | cChange: Transformational Responses to Climate Change | Scoop.it

15 advanced leadership competencies; developmental stage distinctions for six dimensions of leadership reflection and action; and 12 practices that differentiate leaders with a unitive perspective from those with a general systems perspective.
If you are a leader, change agent, or someone who helps to develop either, I think you’ll find these results not only deeply useful, but even potentially transformational.


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Seven Acupuncture Points for Shifting Capitalism to Create a Regenerative Ecosystem Economy

Seven Acupuncture Points for Shifting Capitalism to Create a Regenerative Ecosystem Economy | cChange: Transformational Responses to Climate Change | Scoop.it

This paper explores the underlying system of thought that has led to our current economic, ecological, social, and spiritual crisis and proposes new ideas and leverage points for a green, inclusive, and intentional ecosystem economy.


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The Immunity to Change™ Personal Development Process | Developmental Observer

To paraphrase Mark Twain, An old habit is a lot like a cow stuck on the second floor landing: you can’t throw it out the bedroom window; you have to coax it...
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About the Conference - Department of Sociology and Human Geography

About the Conference - Department of Sociology and Human Geography | cChange: Transformational Responses to Climate Change | Scoop.it

Climate change is considered by many to be the greatest challenge to humanity. It is a “perfect storm” that will lead to unprecedented social and ecological impacts, unless urgent measures are taken to both reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to changes that are now considered inevitable. There is a growing recognition that traditional approaches and “business-as-usual” are insufficient to address the complex challenges of climate change. In fact, there have been many calls for new modes of thinking about multiple interacting processes, policies, and programs, and both scientific and policy discourses increasingly emphasize the need for deliberate transformation to address climate change.

Transformation to a low-carbon, well-adapted global society presents both opportunities and risks, and raises some important questions: What do we actually mean by transformation? What do we know from historical experience in a diverse field how to make it happen? Where are the gaps in our knowledge base to inform concrete strategies and actions for deliberate, ethical and sustainable transformation at the rate and scale that a global existential threat calls for? Can we innovate rapidly enough, and with sufficient intelligence, to transform systems along pathways towards global justice, gender equity, and long-term social and ecological resilience? Can we do this in a participative manner, without resorting to fear, force or folly?

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"Transformation in a Changing Climate", 19 - 21 June 2013, Oslo, Norway

The aim of this conference is to bring together diverse perspectives on transformation, and to generate cutting-edge discussions on deliberate, ethical and sustainable transformation in response to the complex global challenges associated with climate change.

 

For further information please contact:

Linda Sygna

Email:linda.sygna@sosgeo.uio.no

 

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Immunity To Change - Why Is Personal Change So Difficult?

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Immunity To Change - Why Is Personal Change So Difficult? Adaptive rather than technical challenges

The inherent assumption in most training and work-related attempts at encouraging personal change is that it is skills based, in other words people can be taught to change. They can be taught, but generally they won't change. They can't change and according to Kegan this is because of their inbuilt and invisible immunity to change.

 

# my take: I have been working with the Kegan approach to overcome immunities to change and resistances on both individual and collective transformation processes. This is a great tool; the book makes it accessible for corporate minds. Well worth reading. Also see the review of my colleague Jonathan Reams:http://integral-review.org/documents/Reams,%20Immunity%20to%20Change%20Vol.%205%20No.%201.pdf AC ;


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The Key to Addressing Climate Change – Indigenous Knowledge

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We have the knowledge that can contribute to finding solutions to the crisis of climate change. But if you’re not prepared to listen, how can we communicate this to you? — Marcos Terena, Xané leader, Brazil.
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Education - Living Deeply: The Art and Science of Transformation

Living Deeply: The Art and Science of Transformation... (or why worldviews matter!)

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One Degree Matters | Esri Video

One Degree Matters | Esri Video | cChange: Transformational Responses to Climate Change | Scoop.it
Prominent scientist and environmental leader Jacqueline McGlade, PhD, explains how just one degree of temperature change impacts the Earth and discusses…...
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An Integral Approach to Project Management

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An integral approach to the creation of a sustainable future (LeveVei™ Episode 19)

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Keynote address William McDonough

'The goal is a safe, healthy, just world, clean air, soil and power, that is elegantly enjoyed.'

 

 

Watch this truly inspiring keynote address from Cradle to Cradle author William McDonough at the Award Ceremony of the 2011 Postcode Lottery Green Challenge....


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Cities, Scaling and Sustainability | Santa Fe Institute

The 2010-2011 focus area on Cities, Scaling and Sustainability will attempt to create an interdisciplinary quantitative synthesis of organizational and dynamical aspects of human social organizations, with an emphasis on cities. Different disciplinary perspectives will be integrated in terms of the search for similar dependences of urban indicators on population size - scaling analysis - and other variables that characterize the system as a whole


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Ronald Heifetz: The nature of adaptive leadership

Knowing the difference between adaptive and technical challenges is one of the key tasks of leadership, says Ronald A. Heifetz 


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Integral Leadership Review: Fresh Perspective - Integral International Development: Gail Hochachka and Michael Simpson

Integral Leadership Review: Fresh Perspective -  Integral International Development: Gail Hochachka and Michael Simpson | cChange: Transformational Responses to Climate Change | Scoop.it

 

Gail Hochachka is director of Drishti – Centre for Integral Action, where you can find some of her writing and reports on international development (http://www.drishti.ca/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=26&Itemid=14) and Integral Program Coordinator at One Sky: Canadian Institute for Sustainable Living. Her husband, Michael Simpson, is the Executive Director of One Sky. Their work in Nigeria and Peru will be discussed here, but a quick search will demonstrate the extensiveness of their work, including helping to organize and/or do presentations at the Integral Without Borders conferences in Turkey, France and Canada.


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