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Event: Positive Tipping Points in Practice: Social Movements

01 November 2022 | 18.30-20.30


Published September 9, 2022

Social movements are a vital part of a fair and regenerative response to the climate crisis, but they can be hard to measure, understand and replicate.

The Transition movement has been growing since 2005, and is a fascinating example of a successful social movement. It has spread to thousands of groups in towns, villages, cities, universities, and schools in over 48 countries around the world.

But why has this social movement worked? What can others learn from the Transition movement? How can we better understand the potential for social movements to tip us into new systems?

Join this free workshop to find out, and hear the latest research into Positive Tipping Points, from world-leading experts. We will collectively practice using the Positive Tipping Points framework – creating the right conditions for change, finding reinforcing feedback loops, and triggering a shift into a new system – before identifying key next steps for anyone involved in social movements.

Please note, this event will be held in English.

The Positive Tipping Points framework is a way to re-think our understanding of how change happens. We’re familiar with negative tipping points that can accelerate the crisis, such as glacier melt or biodiversity loss, but we are also able to predict and encourage positive shifts which will help us avoid the worst impacts.

This event is part of a series of free Green Futures Network workshops following the Global Tipping Points Conference in Exeter in September. The final event will be an open space session to further explore key ideas that have emerged throughout the series. To sign up to the other events in the series, use the following links:

Climate justice
Climate-positive business
Doughnut Economics
Student activism
Food systems
What next?
For more information contact Peter from the Green Futures Network at gfn@exeter.ac.uk.