The TESS Project produced a vast range of outputs in a variety of media and targeted at many different audiences. Our final video, entitled “The Diverse Impacts of Community-based Initiatives” provides an overview of all of our main results (watch the video on YouTube).
- Final summary report
- Scientific reports
- Policy briefs
- Case studies booklet
- Information sheets
- Communication materials
- Video outputs
- Archival material from Tess (un)conference – Edinburgh, 27th of May 2015
Final summary report
TESS Final summary report can be downloaded here.
TESS’ primary academic outputs are the Research Deliverables. These are listed below by work-package (see Research Approach for more information).
Work-package 1: Inventory of community-based initiatives and selection of initiatives for in-depth analysis
- Deliverable 1.1 “Case study selection method and criteria, including a checklist to evaluate the community-based initiatives”
- Deliverable 1.2 “Inventory database of community-based initiatives and selected case studies”
- Deliverable 1.3 “Intermediate complexity characterization of case study region”
Work-package 2: Impact analysis of community-based initiatives, including carbon reduction assessment
- Deliverable 2.1 “Measuring Reporting and Verification (MRV) Framework at community scale”
- Deliverable 2.2 “Assessment data sheets for community-based initiatives including the ecosystem services and green-infrastructure (ES-GI) assessment toolkit”
- Deliverable 2.3 “Knowledge base on the TESS case study initiatives”
- Deliverable 2.4 “Carbon reduction and community impact Scoreboard”
Work-package 3: Analysis of success factors and constraints for transition trajectories
- Deliverable 3.1 “Data collection database for success factors and constraints”
- Deliverable 3.2 “Summary reports on case study findings”
- Deliverable 3.3 “Report on qualitative success factors”
Work-package 4: Case study integration and policy recommendations
- Deliverable 4.1 “Case study integration report”
- Deliverable 4.2 “Multi-criteria analysis for carbon efficient projects”
- Deliverable 4.3 “Transition Strategies Policy Report”
Work-packages 5 (stakeholder engagement) and 6 (dissemination) deliverables are covered elsewhere in the resources section.
Numerous academic manuscripts are in preparation as a result of TESS. These can be found by searching online for TESS authors’ names. However, the following articles have already been published:
- Filippo Celata, Ramon Ribera-Fumaz, Cary Yungmee Hendrickson, Venere Stefania Sanna (2017, expected) From community-minded to profit-oriented? An evolutionary perspective on the sharing economy, in Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, Special Issue: Sharing Economies? Theories, practices and impacts, Oxford University Press (http://www.oxfordjournals.org/)
- Luca Simeone (2014), Interplay between UCD and design management in creating an interactive platform to support low carbon economy. Proceedings of 19th DMI: Academic Design Management Conference, London (UK), 2–4 September 2014 (peer-reviewed, link to the full text: http://www.dmi.org/?page=admc2014).
- Filippo Celata, Venere Stefania Sanna, Community activism and sustainability: a multi-dimensional assessment, Working Papers – Dept. Memotef (link to the text: http://www.en.memotef.uniroma1.it/sites/dipartimento/files/wpapers/documenti/FullTextWP137.pdf)
- Filka Sekulova, Isabelle Anguelovski, Joana Connill, The emergence and growth of community initiatives in the field of sustainability: introducing the theory of the fertile soil, Working Paper
TESS produced several outputs for policy-makers. The policy briefs cover TESS’ key implications in a 4-page format:
- Success Factors of Community-based Sustainability Initiatives
- Innovation Potential of Community-Based Sustainability Initiatives
- Potential of Community-based Sustainability Initiatives to Mitigate Climate Change
- TESS Main Lessons Learned: A Summary of Results and Reflections
In addition, the three research projects ARTS, TESS and PATHWAYS jointly produced three policy briefs that point at three overarching themes of interest commonly recognized across all the projects as important for research and practice of low-carbon sustainability transitions in European societies:
- Beyond upscaling? Multiple pathways to accelerate sustainability transitions Andries Hof, Holger Berg, Niki Frantzeskaki, Anne Holsten, Detlef van Vuuren, Steffen Maschmayer, Giorgia Silvestri, Derk Loorbach
- Tracing impact and showcasing success of transition initiatives: Anne Holsten, Holger Berg, Niki Frantzeskaki, Andries Hof, Steffen Maschmeyer
- Role of science in sustainability transitions: Holger Berg, Niki Frantzeskaki, Bruno Turnheim, Anne Holsten, Andries Hof, Detlef van Vuuren, Jürgen Kropp
These policy briefs can be downloaded here.
Case studies booklet
The TESS project will produce a series of Information Sheets on key aspects of the project. They are designed to summarise key findings in a concise and accessible way, and to invite community groups to use the evaluation tools produced through the TESS research. We hope they will encourage community-based initiatives to think about the wider context and potential impact of their activities.
- Information Sheet on Challenges and Success Factors (English version | Versione italiana)
- Information Sheet on the TESS Resilience Compass (English version | suomeksi | Versione italiana)
- Information Sheet on the Track-It! Tool (English version | suomeksi | Versione italiana)
- Download fact sheet (PDF)
- You can also explore our Youtube channel, our Facebook page and our Twitter feed.
- Newsletter February 2015
- Newsletter June 2015
- Newsletter October 2015
- Newsletter February 2016
- Newsletter July 2016
- Newsletter September 2016
- Newsletter November 2016
- Newsletter December 2016
TESS has produced a great deal of video materials to introduce the project, to explore TESS themes, to explain our self-assessment tools and to present our final results. These videos are all available on our youtube channel.
The following videos explain how to use the tools developed in TESS.
Below you can find a video tutorial describing how to facilitate an ‘Exploring Community Resilience’ workshop. A Resource Package to support facilitators to run an ‘Exploring Community Resilience’ workshop is available here.
These workshops are primarily intended to be run for members of community-led organisations, initiatives and networks that are working to create communities that can pro-actively engage with shaping the transition away from dependence on fossil fuels.