As climate talks convene in Paris, research stands ready to make a greater contribution to addressing this challenge. However, it must be properly integrated into a broader approach by sharing research and development and most importantly encouraging behavioural change within th ewider general Public.
The European research and innovation system needs to look beyond the technological fix and consider four main themes in assessing what contribution it can make to addressing global warming.
These themes are: the nature of research that we carry out; the importance of breakthrough science and technology; wider challenges as we enter the realms of systems transformation; and the need to engage demand side innovation policies.
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