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Cultures of transformation: an integrated framework for transformative action

H. Parris, A.H. Sorman, C. Valor, A. Tuerk, A. Anger-Kraavi

Environmental Science & Policy Vol. 132, pp. 24 - 34


The challenges posed by climate change have generated many initiatives that seek to implement societal transformations. In most cases, these focus on technology developments, adoption and diffusion but neglect the social and cultural dimensions of a transformation. Insights from systems and behavioural sciences can provide valuable guidance on these aspects, but the utility of this literature is limited by two factors. Firstly, the literature on the intersection between social transformation and psychological processes of behaviour change by individuals is limited. Secondly, the complex technical nature of much of the transition relevant literature limits its accessibility by stakeholders outside academia. We seek to address these challenges through the development of a transdisciplinary Transformation Process Framework for use as a ‘knowledge integration’ tool as part of a co-design process for transformative change. The Framework: (1) develops a systematic narrative of the transformational changes that need to be triggered at multiple scales (from individual to society), (2) generates a map to identify key variables, drivers, and blockers in a transformation process integrating different knowledge from fragmented disciplines; (3) serves as a tool to support the exploration of relevant academic (and other) literature to collate and utilise relevant knowledge.

Resumen divulgativo:

Este artículo propone un Marco para Procesos de Transformación que pueda servir para la integración de conocimiento en procesos de co-creación para la transición. Presenta una narrativa sistemática de los cambios a realizar y produce un mapa de variables, motivos y barreras en los procesos de transformación.

Palabras Clave: Sustainability transitions; Knowledge co-production; Energy Cultures Framework; Multi-level Perspective; Psychology of behavioural change

Índice de impacto JCR y cuartil WoS: 6,000 - Q1 (2022)

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Publicado en papel: Junio 2022.

Publicado on-line: Febrero 2022.

H. Parris, A.H. Sorman, C. Valor, A. Tuerk, A. Anger-Kraavi, Cultures of transformation: an integrated framework for transformative action. Environmental Science & Policy. Vol. 132, pp. 24 - 34, Junio 2022. [Online: Febrero 2022]

    Líneas de investigación:
  • Gestión de las transiciones hacia la sostenibilidad (ODS) y modelos de negocio disruptivos

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