Mike Norton on “transformative change” and science policy

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin

“We are always aiming for the wrong thing, politicians give promises on the basis of GDP, and GDP is a guarantee that you are going to increase energy and resource consumption and destroy biodiversity, because it only measures  grabbing things, exploiting them and then throwing them away…”

Edward Robinson speaks to Prof Michael Norton, outgoing director of the environment programme at the European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC). Mike speaks about the need to understand what ‘transformative change’ actually is, the gap between science and policy urgency on environmental boundaries and on the flawed concept of GDP.