The transition to net zero will reshape how we live our lives, yet we cannot assume it will deliver a fairer society.
At Traverse, we believe that for the transition to address and not exacerbate, existing societal inequalities, the evidence base for decisions must include the voices of citizens. More specifically, we must involve those who may be most affected.
We have extensive mixed-methods experience, across the UK and Ireland, of involving the public and stakeholders in decarbonisation and climate action decision-making. We particularly enjoy using qualitative research and engagement methods, to explore complex issues.
Our Head of Environment & Future Energy, Amélie Treppass, would be happy to discuss how to involve your audiences in this agenda, and share our experiences.
At Traverse we recognise the critical importance of acting now to avoid the worst impacts of climate change and the biodiversity crisis. As we emerge from a pandemic which has brought unprecedented intervention in our daily lives, there is an opportunity for the recovery to be not just green, but fair.
We work with a range of clients in both the public and private sector to give them a better understanding of how people feel about future energy choices and how they are influenced by environmental considerations.
We want to ensure that the lived experience of those most impacted by affordability and transition changes, forms part of the evidence base.
Our team has a wealth of cross-sector experience in facilitating dialogue on complex and future-oriented issues. We have established teams of practitioners running projects on this agenda across our service areas: consultation, engagement, research and evaluation. Using a range of specialist and tailored methods, including deliberative dialogue, consumer panels and citizen assemblies, we gather, analyse and report on data to provide insights for our clients.