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Transformations Strategy Articulated

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The Forum’s goals, vision, mission and value proposition, were adopted at the Forum Council’s September meeting after eight months of work. The work identified the need to develop definitions around some core ideas (see Box).


A Theory of Transformational Change

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In developing the strategy for

for the Forum’s own development, the Forum participants have also articulated a theory of transformational change (ToTC). The need for such a theory became apparent as the participants discussed the distinction between different types of change (incremental, reform, transformations), and the inappropriateness of conventional theories of change.

FORUM VIDEO

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Defining the Forum’s Defining the Forum’s strategy and developing a theory of transformational change provided the basis for a 14 minute slide-deck video about the Forum. The video is now on the home page of the Forum web-site, and can be accessed here. Comments are encouraged. Please send them to Steve Waddell, Lead Staff – swaddell@transformationsforum.ne.


Working Group Reports

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Defining the Forum’s

Working groups are organized around key transformations issues.

Bright spots Report

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From Glenn Page: gpage@sustainametrix.com
This is one of the most rapidly warming bodies of water in the world, resulting in numerous changes including the demise of the lobster industry which has been a mainstay of the economy.

Issues Report

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The issues of forest and climate are the focus of work being developed with UN-REDD. REDD+ stands for countries’ efforts to Reduce Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation, and (+) foster conservation, sustainable management of forests, and enhancement of forest carbon stocks.

Gatherings

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Join the SDG Transformations Forum community at the Leverage Points Conference being organized by the Leverage Points for Sustainability transformations agents. You can see the Forum’s significant participation described in this blog. There will be a meeting of Forum participants all day, Feb. 9.
Workshop Feb. 10

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