"Sustainability does not mean sacrifice, it can mean a better life"

Episode 433,   May 31, 05:00 AM

When it comes to sustainability, academic research is at the heart of moving ideas forward, creating innovation and generating effective policy.

Seeking to maximise the positive impact of the research in this area, in 2022 the University of Surrey launched the Institute for Sustainability.

Exploring topics such as green living, net-zero energy and environmental prosperity, the institute promotes an interdisciplinary approach and focuses on contributing to a future where people’s lives are both sustainable and fulfilling.

The rallying cry from our guest today is: “For too long, we have perceived sustainability negatively, as a sacrifice. But it actually means achieving a better life”.

So, how does that work? And how will Surrey’s Institute for Sustainability help us get there?

Professor Lorenzo Fioramonti, Founding Director, Institute for Sustainability