Transition Network


Name of initiative Transition Network
LPAA initiative No
NAZCA Initiative No
Website address
Related initiatives
Starting year 2006
End year
Secretariat Transition Network, 43 Fore Street, Totnes, TQ9 5HN, Devon, UK, phone: +44 (0)1803 865 669, e-mail at web-site
Organisational structure Small staff (10 employees) and network freelancers.
Geographical coverage Global
Name of lead organisation Transition Network
Type of lead organisation NGO/Civil Society
Location/Nationality of lead organisation United Kingdom


Description Transition Network is a charitable organisation whose role is to inspire, encourage, connect, support and train communities as they self-organise around the Transition model, creating initiatives that rebuild resilience and reduce CO2 emissions. Transition Training is a self-organizing and resilient training organisation supporting individuals and communities in adopting the Transition model and methods. Participating towns are called "Transition towns".
Objectives To support community-led responses to peak oil and climate change through initating groups and community engagement. The following evolving roles are set out for the network:

Role 1: Holding the Transition ‘source code’ - Maintaining an up-to-date description of the Transition story – the what, why, how and where of Transition. Role 2: Catalysing and supporting the spread of Transition globally - Working to ensure that more people in more countries have access to information, training and other support relating to Transition. One important way we do this is by supporting National Hubs to form, encouraging groups of people to take on the role of supporting, inspiring and connecting Transition initiatives in their country. Role 3: Co-ordinating and supporting the National Hubs Network - Helping National Hubs to share ideas and inspiration, take collective action and become part of a worldwide learning network. Role 4: Acting as the UK National Hub - Identifying and developing resources, networks, training and events specifically geared to the UK context and representing the UK within the National Hubs Network.

Activities Transition Network runs events, conferences, trainings, blogs, webinars. Transition Network produces monthly newsletters, books, films, guides, tweets, with the intention of best supporting those around the world who are doing Transition.
One or two success stories achieved

Monitoring and Impacts

Function of initiative Technical dialogue, Capacity building
Activity of initiative Training and education, Knowledge dissemination and exchange, Knowledge production and innovation
Comments on indicators and goals
How will goals be achieved
Have you changed or strenghtened your goals
Progress towards the goals 27 National transition hubs formed at various levels of scale to catalyse and support Transition.

938 Initiatives are groups of local people, who come together to change their area.

How are you tracking progress of your initiative
Available reporting


Participants Number Names
Members 1018  
Companies 0
Business organisations 0
Research and educational organisations 0
Non-governmental organisations 0
National states 0
Governmental actors 0
Regional / state / county actors 37 National hubs
City / municipal actors 0
Intergovernmental organisations 0
Financial Institutions 0
Other members 981 Local Initiatives,  see:
Supporting partners 0
Number of members in the years
Have only national states as participators No


Transport Agriculture Forestry Business Financial institutions Buildings Industry Waste Cities and subnational governments Short Term Pollutants International maritime transport Energy Supply Fluorinated gases Energy efficiency Renewable energy Supply chain emission reductions Adaptation Other Resilience Innovation Energy Access and Efficiency Private Finance
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Last update: 17 August 2020 13:03:51

Not only have national states as participators