CCC Toolkit

CCC is a system to train, support and enable community facilitators, catalysts and leaders across Europe to coach communities in local resilience in the face of the multiple social and ecological crises. Find full details on its main page here.

The CCC Toolkit contains, for each phase, a curated selection of tools and methodologies, frameworks and canvases as well as signposting to supporting articles, videos and other tools and resources (e.g.: 52 Climate Actions)

Below is a summary of the main tools per phase – for the full file, follow this LINK.

Six Phases of the CCC Resilience Pathway

These phases can be seen as a) relating to a coach or facilitator’s personal journey, b) the process the community climate coaches lead the community through – and c) the overall process of building community / bioregional resilience within the Resilience Road Map.

  1. Personal Resilience + Growing Capacity
  2. Building Community & Designing Regenerative Interventions
  3. Enabling Nature & Place Connection
  4. Appreciating Bioregional Ecosystems of Resilience
  5. Solidarity, Local Imaginaries & Social Dialogue
  6. Deepening Participation & Scaling Transformative Innovation

Phase 1 – Personal Resilience + Growing Capacity 

  • Deeper Context: Understanding limits, Overshoot, Social and Planetary boundaries
  • Systems Thinking: Working with complexity and understanding how systems interact with one another
  • Cultural Values: Understanding and working with the layers of social complexity; e.g.: Iceberg model
  • Active Hope: How to face the mess we’re in with unexpected resilience and creative power.
  • Inner Development goals: Developing and deepening our relationship to our thoughts, feelings and body help us be present, intentional and non-reactive when we face complexity.

Phase 2 – Building Community & Designing Regenerative Interventions 

  • Group Dynamics: Understanding the dynamics of group interactions and relationships. Nonviolent Communication, restorative work, dynamic governance/sociocracy
  • Facilitation Capacity: Developing the skills needed to facilitate effective and inclusive group processes. (art of hosting)
  • Communities of Practice: a group of people sharing knowledge, problems, solutions, information about an issue
  • Critical Yeast: identifying the key local people that need to be involved in order to transition

Phase 3 – Enabling Nature & Place Connection

  • Deep Time: Understanding the long-term trajectory of our planet and our place in it, as well as the role of our ancestors in shaping our present and future e.g.: Deep Time Walk
  • Nature observation and interdependence practices: Appreciating the interconnectedness of all living beings through embedding in nature e.g.: Web of Life, symbiosis, forest bathing, foraging courses
  • Indigenous wisdom: Approaches that help us to foster a more harmonious and respectful relationship with the natural world.
  • Land work: Bringing the community together for restoration work (e.g.: beach cleanups, planting trees, communal working days at a natural place of importance)

Phase 4 – Appreciating Bioregional Ecosystems of Resilience

  • Talking about Climate Change (without talking about climate change): Using appreciative inquiry methods to gather stories in order to understand what is already existing in a community and build linkages
  • Participatory Asset Mapping: Approaches that help communities identify and map out the resources, skills, and assets within their region.
  • Cultivating Story of Place: Building a sense of connection and belonging to their local area, and as part of a larger ecosystem.
  • Story Mapping: Mapping the stories from the community to inspire and understand the connections between different initiatives and how they contribute to the resilience of the region.

Phase 5 – Solidarity, Local Imaginaries & Social Dialogue

  • Envisioning: Approaches to help communities to imagine and visualise alternative futures, and to consider the steps needed to transition from the present to those futures. E.g.: Three Horizons, Backcasting
  • New social narratives: Approaches of exploring and promoting alternative narratives about what constitutes a good life and a healthy society. E.g.: The Wellbeing Economy framework is one example of this approach.
  • Transition & Resilience in practice: Methodologies to come up with concrete actions that increase resilience. E.g.: Donut economy tools, resilience spiral, localization action guide, transition guidebooks

Phase 6 – Deepening Participation & Scaling Transformative Innovation

  • Spreading: knowledge sharing through scientific dissemination, mapping or storytelling
    Network weaving: building global alliances by connecting local initiatives to global networks. E.g.: Via Campesina, Fridays for Future, Degrowth, 10×100
  • Advocacy: integrating local work with political discussion and engaging institutional actors at the local, national and wider levels. E.g.: Manifesto building, 10 theses
  • Evaluating: assessing impact & areas for improvement. E.g.: Climate Action Plan Explorer, Transition Town Healthcheck
  • Celebrating: Reflecting & commemorating achievements through, for example, integrating climate action into local festivals and cultural practices

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CCC is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme. Proj. ref.: 2020-1-IE01-KA204-066023

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