A massive thank you to everyone who attended last week’s Sustainability in Turbulent Times conference! Three hundred researchers, policy makers, business leaders and civil society practitioners gathered in London last Thursday to discuss the sustainability implications of the ongoing turbulence in the global political landscape. Following an inspiring keynote address from former UNEP executive director, Achim Steiner, panellists grappled with a range of topics including inequality, democracy and the rise of nationalist populism; sustainable prosperity; Brexit and the environment; new challenges for research funding; expertise and policy making, and much more. For those who were unable to join us on the day, video footage of the keynote address and all the main panel sessions can be found on the event page. The event hashtag on twitter #SITT2017 also has key messages and highlighted quotes from our line-up of speakers.
The conference also saw the launch of the Nexus Network’s Sustainability in Turbulent Times report which review what the Nexus Network has achieved over its three year lifetime, and draws out recommendations for UK Research and Innovation as it looks to foster more transdisciplinary research in environmental and other challenge areas. Read more about the report in a piece on Research Fortnight.