To date, the public debate on climate policy has been concerned mainly with curbing a massive threat. But fear is a poor motor of change. Business as usual is not an option. We simply cannot afford it. But it is not just about warding off danger. New opportunities are opening up for us. We need to cultivate a sense of excitement and the vision of a more sustainable and just economic model – in brief, a potent progressive narrative. In our competence centre we want to help shape this narrative and propagate it.