Evaluation and Research

Carbon Conversations was created through a lengthy process of developmental testing where text, activities, games and training were drafted, tested and refined through feedback from participants. Every Carbon Conversations group is evaluated. All participants complete a simple form, giving their views of the group, and listing the carbon savings made and the carbon savings planned. The innovative ‘star ratings’ added to the Carbon Conversations handbook in January 2011 enable participants to estimate the significance of the actions taken. 

Carbon Conversations is currently being researched by Southampton University’s research project, Third Sector Innovations for Low Carbon Practices.  They have published results of a participant survey Carbon Conversations UK wide survey and now (2014) the final report  "It sort of helped me face the end of the world, the role of emotions in change initiatives."

Book launch for  "Engaging With Climate Change: Psychoanalytic and Interdisciplinary Perspectives" edited by Sally Weintrobe.  The talks from the launch can be found here 

Talks from Engaging With Climate Change: Psychoanalytic Perspectives (16-17 October 2010)

Great Expectations: Some psychic consequences of the discovery of personal ecological debt  Rosemary Randall

The myth of apathy       Renee Lertzman

Different structures of feeling in relation to the natural world   Michael Rustin

Unconscious obstacles to caring for the planet John Keene

On the love of nature and on human nature Sally Weintrobe

Climate change denial in a perverse culture  Paul Hoggett

Download Carbon Conversations: An Innovation History by Tom Hargeaves from the University of East Anglia.

Download The Impact of a Values-based Change Method on the Environmental Performance of an Organization by Pamela Candea

Download Loss and Climate Change by Ro Randall.

Download A New Climate for Psychotherapy by Ro Randall.

Download Providing Decision Support to Climate Change and Energy Organizations by the Institute for the Environment.

Download The Role that Carbon Conversations plays in Low Income households by Shivali Fifield