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Global Systems Institute


Please see the GSI playlist on the University of Exeter Youtube account for a full library of our video material.

We are currently producing a 'GSI Solutions' series of videos, capturing projects aligned to our focus on Blue Carbon, Green Carbon and Sustainable Finance. The first in this series is available below. If you are a GSI researcher and have a project that you would like to feature in this way please get in touch with our communications group, GSI Exchange via

GSI Solutions Video Series 1

Blue Carbon Solutions: PhycoMexUK Project: Seaweed Biotech Applications

GSI Solutions Video Series 2

Land-based climate mitigation - Dr Anna Harper

 Some more video highlights below...

Lovelock Centenary

All session recordings are available on the GSI playlist and within the programme on The Lovelock Centenary website.

Tipping Fossil Fuels out of the Global Economy

Simon Sharpe is the Director of Economics, UN Climate Action Champions. He has previously worked as deputy director of Policy Campaigns at the UK Cabinet Office COP26 Unit, head of private office to the Minister for Energy and Climate Change, and served as a diplomat for ten years with postings in Beijing and Delhi.

In this talk, Simon discusses how evolutionary and complexity economic thinking can guide governments to more effective policy decisions, achieving faster decarbonisation with the same level of political will. He also covers how targeted international cooperation can help countries make low carbon transitions more quickly, with less difficulty, at lower cost, and at greater gain. Simon draws on experiences of the COP26 campaigns, and insights from the UK-China-India-Brazil collaboration on the Economics of Energy Innovation and System Transition project.

Date recorded: 9th March 2022