Mario Giampietro (project coordinator, Autonomous University of Barcelona), Kirsty Blackstock (The James Hutton Institute) and Silvio Funtowicz (University of Bergen) share their MAGIC experiences in a virtual debate on the challenges of using uncomfortable knowledge under the moderation of Roger Strand (University of Bergen) and Ângela Guimarães Pereira (Joint Research Centre of the European Commission). Welcome address by Philippe Tulkens of the European Commission DG RTD. Discussant: Zoltán Rakonczay (EC DG RTD).  

More information about the webinar available here:


Uncomfortable Knowledge
MAGIC's Uncomfortable Knowledge Series

The Farm to Fork strategy requires a deep reconsideration of the role of agriculture and the heavy dependence on imports by the EU. It is not sure that a pure technological solution will be capable of resolving the modern predicament. See also the full lecture series associated with this teaser here.

Uncomfortable knowledge, Agriculture, Food security
MAGIC's Uncomfortable Knowledge Series

Renewable energy power capacity in modern times typically takes the form of solar photovoltaic and wind turbine technologies. What are the issues of a large scale energy transition based on intermittent renewable electricity such as is produced by solar and wind? See also the full lecture series associated with this teaser here.

Uncomfortable Knowledge, Renewable energy, Intermittency
MAGIC's Uncomfortable Knowledge Series

Circular bioeconomy has become a popular concept in sustainability narratives - but what would a shift to a circular bioeconomy actually entail, and what changes are we ready to make? See also the full lecture series associated with this teaser here.

Uncomfortable Knowledge, Circular Bioeconomy
MAGIC's Uncomfortable Knowledge Series

What are the implications of electric vehicle uptake in the European Union? What are some potential environmental issues of electric vehicles, and how could they be mitigated?

Uncomfortable Knowledge , Electric Vehicle, Mobility futures