MAGIC's Uncomfortable Knowledge Series

What are the implications of complexity in quantifying sustainability challenges, and what does this mean in terms of science advice to policy? See also the full lecture series associated with this teaser here

Uncomfortable Knowledge, Complexity, Sustainability Science
MAGIC's Uncomfortable Knowledge Series

Efficiency is framed as an essential part of a sustainable energy transition - but what does efficiency actually measure, and is there such thing as a universal indicator for efficiency? See also the full lecture series associated with this teaser here

Uncomfortable knowledge, Energy efficiency, Energy transition
MAGIC's Uncomfortable Knowledge Series

Biofuels have accumulated quite a history in Western policy discourses. What does the future hold for them? Are they competitive? If not, why not and are they likely to ever be?  See also the full lecture series associated with this teaser here.

Uncomfortable Knowledge, Biofuels, Energy Policy
Roger Strand

Professor Roger Strand from the Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities (SVT) at the University of Bergen, explains how two different grand narratives of BIO (growth and scientific development) and GEO (limits of resources) influence the debate on circular economy and sustainability.

What is the Circular Economy all about? What is the similarity between the idea of the circular economy and the horror movie "The Human Centipede"? Why is the circular economy a good idea even if the economy cannot be circular? These and many other questions will be answered by this 52 minute presentation.

Circular Economy, Sustainability, Narratives
UiB Team

In this video, we ask a policy expert at the European Environment Agency about how science is used for policy. What happens when there are contradictory scientific explanations? And what happens when there is uncertainty and the science is not complete?

Science for policy, Uncertainty