Climate Transformations

Climate Transformations

Action Research for Climate Transformations

"Everybody talks about the weather,
nobody does anything about it.”
- Mark Twain

Our beautiful Earth is becoming inhospitable to us. How should educators, researchers, and knowledge creators respond to this existential threat?

By accepting an unpalatable truth: our mainstream approach to learning, education, and research is actively co-producing the very opposite of what we need at this time of unsustainability. 

In this special issue of Action Research, we usher in a new emphasis for the journal in support of a more sustainable world, and we introduce a first and special issue on climate change transformations to illustrate action research for transformations. We take this as an opportunity to call upon fellow researchers to critically engage with the production of knowledge for sustainability through more action-oriented transformations research.

In essence, we call upon knowledge creators to direct more attention and effort to co-producing a better world for all. Read more from the editorial call to action  by Hilary Bradbury, Steve Waddell, Karen O’ Brien, Marina Apgar, Ben Teehankee, Ioan Fazey.



Invitation to collogue. ART – a vital alternative social science paradigm at a time of eco-social crisis. Join us!
Since the founding of Action Research journal in 2003, we have had the immodest aim to help recover and transform social science.[...]
Un llamado a la Investigación-Acción para la Transformación: los tiempos lo demandan
Translation/Traducción: Dani Valderrama Cortés & Lake Sagaris. Autores: Bradbury, H., Waddell, S., O’Brien, K, Apgar, M., Teehankee, B., & Fazey,[...]
PAR social change in Santiago, Chile. Welcome to Dr. Lake Sagaris.
Lake Sagaris leads PAR Transportation in Santiago, Chile Dr. Lake Sagaris co-leads a social change lab in Santiago Chile – Laboratorio de[...]
What is Good Action Research: Quality Choicepoints With a Refreshed Urgency for ARJ
As a stakeholder to AR+ you are hopefully familiar with our journal - Action Research. Much of our blog is[...]
Introducing the AR Special Issue: ART and Climate Transformation.
Introduction by Hilary Bradbury Action-oriented Research for Transformations (ART) is a social learning process in which participants learn with one[...]
You defend what you feel: ‘Presencing’ nature as ‘experiential knowing’
Click to watch Hilary Bradbury interview Gioel Gioacchino about her work. Newly minted PhD., Gioel Gioacchino, writes about a youth-led[...]
T-Labs and climate change narratives: Co-researcher qualities in transgressive action-research
Blog post by Thomas Macintyre In my birth home of New Zealand, the symbol of the Koru—the spiral—is a powerful[...]
Promoting climate change transformation with young people in Brazil: participatory action research through a looping approach
Blog post by Catherine Walker Young climate activists like  Greta Thunberg and Severn Suzuki make headlines when they address high-profile[...]