Disruptive innovations in practice: Examples from around the world

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SILCI researcher, Charlie Wilson, was involved in a global scenario study published last year on how disruptive consumer innovations can help the world limit warming to 1.5°C. When presenting this work to policy, business, and academic stakeholders, the most common challenge was along the lines of … ‘this is all well and good, but where’s the evidence it’s possible?’ Together with three co-authors of the original scenario study, Charlie searched far and wide for evidence of best practice at local, city, and national scales which could be feasibly scaled up to deliver significant emission reductions over the next few decades. The main finding? There’s plenty of good evidence of disruptive innovations in practice! To find out more, have a look at the talk or conference paper which Charlie presented at the recent ECEEE conference in France.