Iain S. Stewart's research while affiliated with Royal Scientific Society and other places

Publications (7)

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The recent emergence of a new economic model that is focused on the pursuit of human and ecological wellbeing — the wellbeing economy — offers a fresh framework for geology to contribute to society. The challenge will be to extend the social purpose of geology beyond material and financial goals to the ultimate ends of sustainability through delive...
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Non-technical summary. As we consider a transition to a low-carbon future, there is a need to examine the mineral needs for this transformation at a scale reminiscent of the Green Revolution. The efficiency gains of the agrarian transition came at ecological and social costs that should provide important lessons about future metal sourcing. We pres...
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As the extent of damage to environmental systems from our business-as-usual activity becomes ever more alarming, Universities as core social institutions are under pressure to help society lead the transition to a sustainable future. Their response to the issues, that they themselves have helped reveal, has, however, been widely criticised for bein...
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In the context of tackling climate change in the eastern Mediterranean and Middle East, HRH Prince El-Hassan bin Talal has called for an integrated approach to human and natu-ral resources management that takes account of ‘the triangle of geography, geology and geophysics’. The lack of application of geoscientific knowledge to sustainable develop-m...
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Motivated by pressing planetary concerns, scientists are increasingly taking their work into the public arena, but it remains uncertain whether current science communication practices are appropriate for tackling complex and contested societal issues. A fresh perspective emerges from the business sector, and from the contrasting marketing paradigms...
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Earth scientists have a critical role to play in communicating to the public and policy makers what we know about present and future geo-environmental threats and challenges, such as climate change, extreme natural events, resource conflicts and the energy transition. But whilst geoscientists are being encouraged - and, increasingly, trained - to ‘...

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... However, they may include trade and standards organizations and draw on broader assets such as schools and universities (Porter and Kramer, 2011). By adopting a purpose of driving sustainability within their strategies (Hurth and Stewart, 2022), academic and research institutions such as universities can help drive the paradigm shift away from business-as-usual. This strategic positioning, however, will be most likely impactful if the institution maintains an operating and active presence through its participation in the business ecosystem through a cluster. ...
... A educação em Ciências da Terra (CT) possibilita o entendimento da natureza e suas relações com as sociedade, contribui para a valorização e conservação dos recursos naturais (ERNESTO et al., 2018), para o desenvolvimento sustentável e para a qualidade de vida (STEWART; GILL, 2017). Apesar do reconhecimento da sua importância e de décadas de pesquisas voltadas à educação de CT, ainda há grande demanda de iniciativas que contribuam para a aprendizagem do conhecimento geocientífico pela sociedade em geral, seja em contextos formais ou não formais de ensino, tanto no Brasil, quanto em outros países (ERNESTO et al., 2018;GRECO;ALMBERG, 2016;HURTH, 2021;WALDHERR et al., 2021). ...