Municipalities in Transition believe that the area represented by your local government or municipality is a place where transformative change can happen. Small enough for innovation and for human connection. Big enough to create changes that can significantly reduce carbon emissions, meet social needs, enable sustainable lifestyles, and create new forms of democracy and decision-making.
Globally, to date, 1,180 local governments and municipalities in 23 countries have declared a climate emergency, representing a population of around 290 million citizens. We see many municipalities with positive goals and a determination to act who are struggling to build genuinely collaborative relationships with local citizens.
Since 2017 Municipalities in Transition have been combining learning from existing examples of collaboration between civil society and local public administrations with principles drawn from the Transition movement and different governance models. From this foundation we have developed and piloted a flexible system that creates the conditions for communities and municipalities to collaborate well together in order to create systemic change for sustainability. This “beta” methodology has been piloted in 6 communities in Spain, Portugal, Italy, Hungary and Brazil, and you can read more about them here.
We believe that the Municipalities in Transition system can offer answers to questions such as, ‘so you declared a climate emergency, what next?’ – and we’d like to tell you more about it.
Introduction to the Municipalities in Transition System Webinars
The goal of these webinars is to give you an overview on the development of the MiT System, based on what was learnt during the pilots. This is still an experimental phase for the system, which we plan to make widely available by the end of this pioneer phase of the project.
In a short time we can only give a “taste” and answer some questions – but we hope this will help you know whether you’d like to discover more, and to start thinking about how this system could benefit your community.
Monday 2nd December 2019 17.00 – 18.30 UTC Introduction to the Municipalities in Transition System webinar (English language) Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/610794947
Thursday 5th December 2019 17.00 – 18.30 UTC Introduction to the Municipalities in Transition System webinar (Portuguese language) Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/432127802
You can also find details of both webinars (including any updates) on Facebook