What's Happening


We have been collaborating  with the group Klimaatgesprekken in The Netherlands, who have been adapting the international handbook for their own "Climate Conversations". They already have a team of experienced facilitators and are organising another training, with help from colleagues in the UK, in June. 

a Tale of 2 Futures

Domspain Consulting in Spain are also adapting the CC materials as part of an EU Erasmus+ project. In 2016, The Surefoot Effect from the UK, Dom Spain from Spain and Ziniu Kodas from Lithuania, have secured €180,000 worth of funding for a 3-year long project with a focus on communicating solutions to energy issues and climate change at the local, European and national levels. The programme will be adapted to the cultural contexts of Spain and Lithuania and new guides in both Spanish and Lithuanian will be produced.


Having successfully run facilitator training and a pilot groups in Biovallée and the Drôme valley,the International Handbook is now being adapted by the LaRevueDurable in France and Switzerland to develop a French language project in Europe.

Introduction to Carbon Conversations in Brighton

This course for those wishing to facilitate Carbon Conversations groups will be taking place on Saturday the 10th and Sunday the 11th of June with an introductory day on Friday the 9th for those who have not yet participated in a CC group.  The course will be held at Brighton Peace and Environment Centre which is just a stone's throw from the beach so grab your workbook and sunscreen and sign up for the last place on the course.  please contact


 A workshop around Carbon Conversations, presented by Peterborough in Transition and British Psychological Society on the 15th May. Free, but please register.

International interest

We have also had enquiries from groups in Finland, the WWW in Hong Kong and  an EU Horizons 2020 project in France.


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New Website

Welcome to the new Carbon Conversations website.

The Surefoot Effect CIC has given up management of the Carbon Conversations project, along with responsibility for publishing the materials and running the website, carbonconversations.org. We have created these new pages, primarily to make the materials available. This site does not have the mechanics for managing groups nor any login for users. It will replace the existing pages in a few days. (The old pages can be seen for a few weeks at http://carbonconversations.knownas.co.uk/ so if you want to download anything from the old facilitator’s area you should do so quickly.)

The Carbon Conversations materials are being re-issued under a Creative Commons Licence and will be freely available for download from the new website, in a few days. While stocks last, hard copies of the materials will be available to facilitators at discounted prices via www.surefoot-effect.com.   Remaindered copies of ‘In Time for Tomorrow?’ are available both from Surefoot and here.

After 11 years, the Carbon Conversations project has largely run its course. The materials are increasingly out of date and the type of psychological group work that we pioneered needs to be adapted to people’s changing needs and the current political climate. There are still successful groups being run in the UK and the materials and methods are being adapted around the world. We hope that the common experience of everyone who has participated in the project will continue to inform their work on climate change and that the methods and materials will prove a departure point for more interesting projects.

We hope the other pages here will answer queries about the changes and the use of the materials. We may find the time to extend this information and list organisations who are using Carbon Conversations and their activities. Please email us, if you have queries or would like us to post something about your use of Carbon Conversations, but please be tolerant if we are slow to reply!