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What is Transformational Adaptation?

TrAd, or Transformative Adaptation, is not an organisation but an approach which you can share . Perhaps your activities already embody aspects of TrAd!

The TrAd approach recognises there is now urgent need for us all to adapt to the certainty of a rapidly-changing planet, in a way that is transformative of our existing failed institutions, of ourselves and of our communities. Global governments, corporations and systems are all failing to respond sufficiently to the threats of climate breakdown and ecological destruction. It is up to us all to take the initiative, and vitally important that we interconnect existing efforts with new projects and creative ideas.


The TrAd Vision: a world where transformational change to ourselves and our systems has allowed us to adapt and thrive in balance with all life, with Earth.



The TrAd Mission: to accelerate transformative adaptation, building resilience in response to system, climate and ecological collapse.


this is an image showing the TrAd vision and mission statement, which includes connecting groups working on transformative adaptation, promoting examples and providing resources for groups undertaking TrAd, and designing direct action which paints a story of the adaptation needed.



Transformative Adaptation Resources & Reading

Learn More About Transformative Adaptation

Suggested reading

  • FACING UP TO CLIMATE REALITY, the signature Green House collaborative book that develops the concept of Transformative Adaptation.
  • A SMALL FARM FUTURE. Chris Smaje’s excellent new book barely talks about 'adaptation', but is tacitly formed around a transformative adaptation philosophy


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