Community Climate Coaches

What is a Community Climate Coach?

Community Climate Coaches (CCCs) is an emerging climate justice profession. They are individuals that develop or support community-led projects related to climate justice.

They can be designing urban gardens, facilitating climate assemblies, hosting repair cafés, running ecosystem restoration camps or decolonization workshops. Equally they might support a community to generate and implement its own community climate action plan or community resilience plan.

Become a Community Climate Coach!

CCCs fulfill unique roles in their local ecosystem, such as coaching, networking, facilitating, accompanying and amplifying community-led participatory approaches that regenerate the land, society and economy towards territorial resilience.

They might be specialized in technical areas (e.g.: energy, construction, food) and/or social domains (e.g.: facilitation, organizing, education). CCCs can be leaders, facilitators or on-call experts. They work at the community level but can work with one or multiple communities.

Our Community Climate Coaching approach is based on 6 Phases: 

  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

These are deepened through the following 5 competence areas, each with their own learning pathway (explored deeper in our Competence Framework):

Project Description:

Community Climate Coaches is an exciting Europe wide partnership which aims to develop a system to train, support and enable Community Climate Coaches (CCC) across Europe.

We know there is a pressing need for a massive transformative change to a sustainable low carbon future, and that community-based climate action is a key way to bring this change about. As such, the Community Climate Coaches project aims to develop a system to train, support and equip Community Climate Coaches (CCC) across Europe.

During the project, five free and open-source resources will be produced: 

  • IO1: Regenerative Knowledge Commons (RKC)
    • An open-source, wiki-based commons for collectively (re)generating knowledge. The RKC is designed to make visible and tangible the constellations of individuals and collectives engaged in transforming their ecosocial systems guided by a regenerative (i.e. living systems) paradigm. These self-organizing constellations occur both locally as communities of place and translocally as communities of practice and we refer to the place where these meet as  transformative ecosystems. Supporting the emergence, growth, visibility and potency of such transformative ecosystems is the key purpose of the RKC.
  • CCC Toolkit
    • The CCC Toolkit will support Community Climate Coaches in the design and delivery of participative and inclusive interventions with groups, community organisations and coops. The CCC Toolkit will contain, 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)
  • CCC Competence framework
    • The purpose of this framework is to define and promote the role and vocation of Community Climate Coaches. It conveys an understanding of the many roles and activities to be delivered, facilitated and activated in the communities they are working in to respond to the socio-ecological emergencies.
  • CCC Good Practice Guide
    • In this guide, we present a number of practical examples of good practices for community climate actions. The featured coaches are working across Europe in diverse contexts and on diverse climate actions. We have chosen inspiring individuals who we feel give a good flavour of the work of a CCC and of the positive impact it can have.
  • CCC Curriculum

In addition, 80 people will be engaged in four distinct CCC trainings across Europe. A further 400 will attend CCC events in person and on-line. Other dissemination activities across the partnership’s extensive networks will benefit many thousands of people by giving them access to and use of the CCC project outputs online.


The eight CCC project partners are a mix of networks of community-led initiatives as well as adult education providers and climate resilience specialists: 

For further information please contact Davie Philip,


While CCC material is not ready, find the work already done in the area of Transformative Blended Learning:

Do visit the following tools developed by other initiatives:



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


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