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Professor Tavis Potts

Professor Tavis Potts is Chair in Sustainable Development and coordinator of the Just Transition Lab at the University of Aberdeen. Professor Potts is interested in how communities and institutions address sustainability, in terms of social acceptance, norms and behaviours; social innovation; governance and politics and challenges around enacting concepts of environmental and energy justice into daily life. His research over the past two decades explores topics such as coastal and marine policy and governance; social attitudes to the environment; the political ecology of energy and applying natural capital concepts and practices to community development. Having worked extensively in Scotland and the UK, North-East Europe, the Polar regions; East Asia and Australia (his home country) he is actively involved in moving between science, policy and civil society and developing participatory initiatives for social inclusion and empowerment around Net Zero and the Sustainable Development Goals.

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