Melissa Leach, Mike Hulme and Johan Rockström at the Resource Politics conference in 2015
The STEPS Europe Hub builds on longstanding joint work on transformations and resilience, and how technology, innovation and politics relate to concepts around planetary boundaries and the ‘Anthropocene’. The Europe Hub is a collaboration between the ESRC STEPS Centre in the UK and the Stockholm Resilience Centre in Sweden and is part of the Pathways to Sustainability Global Consortium.
A radical new approach to innovation is urged in this paper by STEPS, Stockholm Resilience Centre and Tellus Institute. Keeping human societies within a ‘safe operating space’ is urgently needed, but delivering on this requires a radically new approach to innovation, that gives far greater recognition and power to grassroots actors and processes, involving them within an inclusive, multi-scale innovation politics.