The Research

The Climate Imperative: Changing Current Development Paths

The core focus of MC3 2.0 is an exploring innovative local responses to climate change in BC and their application (locally, regionally and nationally) in changing current development paths. We seek to understand the dynamics of innovative and potentially transformative community-level climate action, to inform local government decision-making and regional/national evidence-based policy-making, and to explore social learning processes for transfering knowledge among communities, governments and other relevant stakeholders. Iterative knowledge mobilization will take place from the beginning of the research using this website and social media (such as blogging, Facebook and Twitter) to share our research outcomes and other ideas around climate action. Our research activites will consist of:

  • continuing and new case study development;
  • peer-to-peer learning exchanges;
  • real time, on-line e-Dialogues and Live Chats;
  • annual policy reviews, and
  • traditional academic research dissemenation, such as conference presentation and peer-reviewed publications.

Our research will contribute to theories around transformational changes within current development paths and indicators of these changes by:

  • investigating policy, technology, and network-related climate innovations occurring in BC;
  • identifying the common drivers and barriers to action, and
  • investigating the role knowledge mobilization plays in contributing to action at different scales.