We kick off this interview series with Kirsten Dunlop, the Chief Executive Officer at EIT Climate -KIC, a Knowledge innovation community working to accelerate the transition to a zero-carbon economy. Kirsten shares her views on new innovation thinking able to foster profound systemic change, Europe’s potential for polycentric governance structures and social models that could move us towards climate neutral and meaningful futures.


“Tackling climate change with a form of concerted, diverse, polycentric, multilateral agency and action would give Europe its greatest chance of preserving the European idea than any other thing it could focus on.

Kirsten discusses current architectures, infrastructure and systems that need breaking, changing rule making mechanisms, addressing who holds decision making power and a rethink of how we attribute value. If you want to hear the full interview, here is a link to the podcast.

“You would want to see Europe decarbonise completely by 2040, not by 2050. I think Europe has both the imperative to do that and the means to do that”

This video interview is part of an interview series with the various European stakeholders focusing on climate and the future of Europe. It aims to identify main obstacles as well as the potential solutions and ways forward – from voices we don’t hear every day. Interview by Ólöf Söebech and Louise Baduel.

“We have scientific narratives around problems, scientific narratives around what is wrong, but we have very few compelling, mobilising narratives around the alternatives”

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