The Future Of Climate Research? Value All Forms Of Knowledge

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Melanie Marcel
This article originally appeared on Forbes

Melanie Marcel is a social entrepreneur pioneering the field of “Responsible Innovation” in Europe’s scientific community. We caught up with her to reflect on the role of scientific research in the climate action field.

Mélanie Marcel

Ashoka Fellow since Jul 2018

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If I look at the people I interact with everyday – scientists and industry professionals – they are all individually interested in advancing more than just economic outcomes. But the system is built in a way that puts profit first. Researchers also tell us: “I would be really interested to work on this project, but if I do that, my career is at risk, because what I really need is to file a patent or publish a paper.” What needs to happen is a change in what we value and in our system– at the highest level. Maybe we need a bit of a revolution... We are stuck doing things in a way that not so many people agree with, why is that?