Cambridge Junction hosted a METIS ‘research-in-public’ event, in conversation with scientists from different backgrounds, who addressed the question: what is the best alternative economic structure for responding to climate change? & what would the impact of such a change be on the natural world?
Zoe was in conversation with Dr Steve Gibson, Dr Elia Apostolopoulou and Dr Chris Sandbrook.
Dr Steve Gibson is the Director of Evidence at the Joint Nature Conservation Committee, advising the governments of the UK on nature conservation here and internationally. His work is to provide data, information and advice to inform environmental decisions. He has been working with the countries of the UK as they develop their ways of valuing and expressing environmental and sustainability benefits, and link these to local communities and future generations.
Dr Elia Apostolopoulou’s main research interest is the investigation of nature-society relationship in capitalism with a particular emphasis on the political ecology of nature conservation and urban political ecology. Her current research is mainly guided by radical geographical research on the neoliberalisation of nature and neoliberal conservation, on the historical-geographic conception of neoliberalism, on uneven development and the capitalist production of nature and space, as well as by Marxist political economy and especially the Marxian theory of value and rent.
Dr Chris Sandbrook is Senior Lecturer and Director of the MPhil in Conservation Leadership, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge, who also blogs in a personal capacity.
This event was part of METIS’ preparation for the performance installation, WE KNOW NOT WHAT WE MAY BE at the Barbican in September 2018.
Part of Cambridge Science Festival