Category Archives: Interdiciplinary conversations
Disruption! Rethink the system
Susan McLaren, Senior Lecturer in Design & Technology, Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh and Fleur Ruckley, Project Director, Scotland’s 2020 Climate Group Disruption! Rethink the system A circular economy is one where “the goods of today become the resources of … Continue reading
Two sides of the climate change coin: climate science and policy institutions
Overview Since the first establishment of the scientific evidence for climate change, there has been a political focus on reducing GHG emissions to mitigate the problem. Increasingly however the realisation has come that the world is already committed to some … Continue reading
Urbanization of the Oceans – Blue Growth?
Dr Meriwether Wilson Over 100 years ago, a fierce philosophical debate circled the salons, cafes, balls and bars of intellectuals and pioneers alike – often known as the ‘American wilderness’ debate. The legendary icons of this debate included: John Muir … Continue reading
Meeting with Professor Sir John Beddington
Last Wednesday along with six other PhD students, I met Sir John Beddington former chief scientific adviser to Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s government. Sir John was a very pleasant and down to earth academic who showed genuine enthusiasm for … Continue reading
Thinking about impact
I was recently asked to consider the question “What will be the impact of your research in 2025?” As a second year PhD student, the focus of my research is very much on the present (How are my interviews going? … Continue reading
The climate negotiations process: getting nowhere?
The 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has been ratified by virtually all states in the world. The Convention acknowledges that the adverse effects of global climate change are a common concern of humankind, and undertakes to … Continue reading