Responsible science and the polycrisis: new hope versus false solutions

SGR online conference and AGM

From the war in Ukraine to the climate emergency, from economic crises to disruptive technologies, the world is confronted by what many are calling the 'polycrisis'. Four leading commentators offered their analyses of false solutions and where we should look for hope.

Main speakers:

  • Prof. Lorraine Whitmarsh MBE, University of Bath

Why behaviour change is a better bet for climate action than offsetting and speculative technology.

Watch the 12-minute video here, or download a pdf of Lorraine's slides.


  • Prof. Paul Rogers, Bradford University 

Security, economy, environment - the unavoidable connection

Watch the 12-minute video here.


  • Dr. Beth Stratford, ecological/political economist

Degrowth and green growth - what’s the difference for rapid climate action?      

Watch the 17-minute video here.    


  • Dr. Stuart Parkinson, SGR

From corporate science to responsible science - what’s the role of R&D in tackling the polycrisis?

Watch the 14-minute video here, or download a pdf of Stuart's slides and notes.


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