We are delighted to share with you our pocket book of evidence-based hope. It is packed full of examples of how rapid transition has happened in the past and how it can inspire climate action in the future. And most mind-blowing of all… it fits in most standard sized pockets!

Hope is not a lottery ticket you can sit on the sofa and clutch, feeling lucky. It is an axe you break down doors with in an emergency.

Rebecca Solnit, Hope in the Dark

Large and rapid change sometimes seems hard to achieve. But big and radical changes have happened before, and they’re happening now too – in technology, finance, policies, infrastructure, attitudes and culture, all around the world. Evidence-based hope – drawing on inspiring and varied stories of rapid transition – shows what kind of changes are possible, how people can help to shape them, and what conditions can make them happen.

The pocketbook is a handy guide to the work of the Alliance and its members.

There’s no shortage of talk about the potential of greener technologies and long-term environmental targets, but change is needed now and we want a bigger conversation on the immediate possibilities of rapid transition and more sustainable behaviour.

Our pocketbook outlines why we need rapid transition in key areas such as energy, travel and nature and features stories of change that show us how we can achieve these changes. It also highlights our campaign areas of action and profiles some of our alliance members.