Richard Hawkins

Designer & Facilitator

Richard is a researcher, communicator and designer. He led PIRC’s work on Common Cause between 2010-2015, exploring the role of values in social and cultural change. He’s facilitated over 200 workshops and trainings across the Third Sector and civil society in the UK and Europe. He previously coordinated PIRC’s climate work, bridging between the scientific community and campaigning NGOs and was lead author of the Climate Safety report.

Before joining PIRC in 2007, he founded The Green Shed, an ethical and environmental web design company. He loves visual communication having worked on several social and environmental projects with information designers and London Design Colleges.

Richard has a degree in Law, specialising in International Environmental Law, from the University of Nottingham. He is a member of Smart CSOs, a co-founder of Campaign Lab and a fellow of the RSA.

Skills & interests:

  • cultural values & social change
  • participatory and deliberative democracy
  • framing & narrative
  • information design & data visualisation
  • ultimate frisbee

Recent articles:

Claverton Energy Group

Bath April 12th, 2007 We are giving a Zero Carbon Britain presentation to the Annual Conference of the Claverton Energy Group, an independent think-tank of renewable energy professionals considering policy and technology solutions for Britain and Europe.

Sheila McKechnie Awards 2008

Helping People Change Their World The Sheila McKechnie Foundation has opened applications for its 2008 awards, inspired by the legacy of Dame Sheila McKechnie. The awards will begin a search among communities across the UK for people of all ages who are campaigning to change their world locally and globally. These will be the peopleRead more

GLA – C-Change

Rich will be coordinating an Energy Workshop and sitting on an expert panel at the Greater London Authority on January 25th. The workshop and panel forms part of a day of youth action & education on climate related issues organised by C-Change.  

What are the UK's 'actual' emissions?

UPDATE:  Dieter Helm has published an excellent report attempting to answer this question, called "Too good to be true? The UK”s Climate Change Record, download it here. The ESRC”s Research Group on Lifestyles, Values and Environment (RESOLVE) has just published an important initial analysis of the UK”s carbon footprint based on final consumption. From ourRead more

Climate March

London December 8th, 2007 Tim will be addressing the Climate March – promoting Zero Carbon Britain – the event is being organised by the Campaign Against Climate Change – Tim is a member of their best online casino advisory group. It is part of a global day of action to put pressure on international policymakersRead more

Hendersons Global Investors

London November 30th, 2007 Tim & Martin are giving a talk to Hendersons Global Investors on Zero Carbon Britain, carbon pricing and online casino zero-carbon investing. Henderson has an established track record and has managed funds with social, ethical and environmental dimensions since 1977.

London College of Communications

London November 9th, 2007 Christian & Rich will be giving a presentation and workshop on climate change and energy depletion at the London College of Communication. Formerly London College of Printing, LCC is the largest constituent College of the University of the Arts London. The College has around 9,000 students, of all ages and fromRead more

Royal Society

London November 14th, 2007 Tim will be presenting Contraction & Convergence at a Policy Frameworks Conference at the Royal Society. He will also be taking part in a panel discussion on International Climate Change Frameworks with Dr Benito Müller (Oxford University) and Niklas Höhne (Ecofys).