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The three spheres of transformation


Climate change is considered by many to be the greatest challenge to humanity. How do we meet this challenge? How do we transform ourselves, our communities, and our systems at the rate and scale that is called for by current understandings of the science of climate change? Where do we begin? The answer to these questions lies in how we “see” change.


cCHANGE brings together a large body of knowledge on both climate change and transformation, helping individuals and organizations to identify the patterns and possibilities for contributing to the types of responses that are called for in a changing climate.  cCHANGE helps individuals and groups to see climate change from new perspectives.



Collaborative change

cCHANGE connects people with the knowledge and tools to enhance leadership capacity and collaborative power. New understandings of the relationship between individuals and collectives show that the quality of collaboration is key. When diverse skills and passions are brought together in pursuit of a common goal, collaboration can generate amazing results.

Creative change

cCHANGE focuses on the power of imagination and creation, bringing together the best of art and science to facilitate new types of responses to climate change. Art has the potential to reveal patterns and connections within complex systems. This makes it possible to discover new perspectives and ways of thinking and being that can turn problems into creative solutions. 

Conscious change

cCHANGE works with  individuals and groups to enhance their capacity to eliminate blind spots and assumptions that can be barriers to successful transformation. Transformation can come about simply by viewing problems and solutions differently. Understanding the role of consciousness in change processes is a powerful leverage point for systems change.


Karen O'Brien

Karen O’Brien

Karen O’Brien is an internationally-recognized expert on climate change impacts, vulnerability and adaptation. With 25 years of experience in climate change research, her work focuses on human responses to environmental change, with an emphasis on the relationships between personal, cultural, and systems transformations. Download CV

Linda Sygna

Linda Sygna

Linda Sygna has 15 years of experience working with climate change, and has expertise on climate change impacts and responses, particularly the implications for human security.  She has managed international projects, collaborations, and events, and is skilled in fostering networks for collective learning and action. Download CV.

Leonie Goodwin

Leonie has over 10 years experience working on sustainability issues. She has worked in Australia, Switzerland and Norway in the private sector, NGOs, academic, and intergovernmental organizations working on projects, events, reports, and multi-stakeholder initiatives in the areas of corporate sustainability and governance, sustainable finance, communications, global change research, and ethical trade.

Sigrun Brustad Nilsen

Sigrun has 10 years of experience in teaching geography and social sciences to high school students. She is particularly engaged in the development of new pedagogical strategies for sustainable development education. Dedicated to empowering young people to becoming agents of change, Sigrun works mainly to develop pedagogical tools such as cCHALLENGE. 

Silje Charlotta Wästlund

Silje has a Bachelor’s degree (2016) in Culture and Communication, with an emphasis on personal and cultural narratives, and how they interact. In addition to her studies she has been working as a supervisor and project manager, preparing and motivating high school seniors for university studies.

Siri Friberg Gusland

Siri Friberg Gusland

Siri Friberg Gusland studies Human Geography at the University of Oslo, taking courses related to climate change, development and geographical inequalities. She is also engaged in diverse volunteer activities, with a great interest for human behaviour in the context of environmental change.