Achieving economic growth and sustainable development requires an urgent reduction of our ecological footprint. This means changing the way we produce and consume goods and resources. Explore this goal further with host Greg Foot, Rae Stanton-Smithson from LUSH and UKRI GCRF Challenge Leader Jaideep Gupte.

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Greg Foot is a Science Journalist on BBC TV & Radio (including BBC Radio 4’s ‘The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread?’), a successful Podcaster (‘Surprisingly Brilliant’) & popular YouTuber (including ‘Let’s Go Live’ & ‘BBC Earth’). He also gives talks on his science adventures & runs public engagement training around the world. He is a member of Cheltenham Science Festival Advisory Group.

Rae Stanton-Smithson works as the Lush UK&I Earthcare lead, engaging their staff on how environmental best practices can be beneficial for business. She also co-runs a local community initiative in Devon, Torbay Climate Action.

Jaideep Gupte is Fellow of the Institute of Development Studies, where he leads the Cities Cluster. He leads the Cities and Sustainable Infrastructure portfolio of the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), UKRI. Gupte’s research is on urban violence, poverty and development.


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