The research summary, People Powered Responses to Climate Change, is based on a report commissioned by NESTA from Appleby Research. It outlines in detail a review of the 355 applicants to NESTA's Big Green Challenge(external).
The full research, Mapping the Big Green Challenge, analyses the different characteristics of the applications, including the CO2 reduction measures targeted, their innovation goals and processes and their approaches to delivery. It groups the applications into nine broad proposal types and highlights the distinctiveness of community-led responses to change.
The Big Green Challenge, launched in October 2007, is a £1 million challenge prize designed to stimulate and support community-led responses to climate change.
From over 350 entries, 100 were supported to develop their ideas into detailed plans.
Ten finalists were selected and are now implementing their plans as part of their challenge year. £1 million will be allocated to successful finalists based on five criteria that include:
- CO2 reduction;
- long term impact;
- potential for growth, replication and transferability; and
- community engagement.
Download the full report and appendices (PDF).