This report analyses The Big Green Challenge applicants, allowing us to learn about what community-led responses offer and what they need to flourish.
- Applicants to the Big Green Challenge (a £1 million challenge prize designed to stimulate and support community-led responses to climate change) differed from those traditionally attracted to national government programmes.
- They offered a wide and diverse range of solutions to CO2 reduction with, in general, ambitious outcomes.
- They offered collaborative approaches to project development that often built on strong networks.
- External support and resources may be required for their ideas and projects to be replicated elsewhere.
People powered responses to climate change summarises a full report into the 355 applicants who entered the Big Green Challenge and their ideas for tackling climate change.
Different characteristics of applications were taken into account including their C02 reduction targets, their innovation goals and processes, and their approaches to the delivery of their ideas.
Both the report and its summary highlight the distinctiveness of community-led responses to climate change.
Fred Steward, Sonia Liff and Marilyn Dunkelman