Exploring low carbon agricultural innovation in China: a thousand flowers blooming?

The Department of Geography in collaboration with the Brighton and Sussex Universities Food Network (BSUFN) and the Sussex Sustainability Research Programme (SSRP) are organising a weekly seminar series on “Food, Climate and Society”. This series will explore the multiple challenges that the global food system is facing: feeding more people healthy food while limiting environmental and social impacts.

This week’s seminar will be given by Dr Adrian Ely. All seminars are held on Thursday lunchtimes, 12:30 to 14:00 in Arts C Global Studies Resource Centre, University of Sussex.

Adrian Ely acts as Deputy Director and Head of Impact and Engagement at the STEPS Centre (a collaboration between SPRU and IDS), and co-investigator in the Centre for Bioneworking, which looks at responsible innovation in the Life Sciences. Since December 2013 he has been a co-investigator on the STEPS-affiliate project Low Carbon Innovation in China – Prospects, Politics and Practice. This project, led from Lancaster University, is an international collaboration between researchers in the UK and leading institutions in China to investigate different models of innovation and their role in low carbon transitions. He sits on the external advisory board of York Environmental Sustainability Institute (YESI) and is on the Steering Committee of the Sussex Asia Centre.

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