Rich Pancost is a professor of biogeochemistry at the University of Bristol and the director of the Cabot Institute, which engages interdisciplinary approaches to address the major environmental and sustainability challenges of the twenty-first century. He obtained his PhD at Penn State University in 1998 and has been at the University of Bristol since 2000; he helped found the Cabot Institute and has been its director since 2013. He conducts research on how organisms mediate our planet’s chemical environment and uses their molecular signatures to reconstruct Earth’s past climate. These findings help constrain uncertainty in the Earth system but also to identify the unknown unknowns, including the deep uncertainty in how climate change will impact the social and natural ecosystems on which we depend. Via the Cabot Institute, he and his colleagues explore how we as individuals and a society can collectively and inclusively achieve the transformations that will ensure environmental sustainability and societal resiliency.
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In this workshop the vital role of inclusion in bringing about the transition to a sustainable city is explored. How do we build trust and achieve inclusivity? And how do we do so in a way that helps us become more radical and transformative?
How do we create sustainable cities? How do we make sure that sustainability involves all? And how do we do this for all generations? Our panel explores what works well and what needs to be done.