Steven Woroniecki

I am an interdisciplinary sustainability scientist interested in understanding the social and the natural dimensions of climate change, biodiversity loss, and the linked social challenges of justice and inequality. My published work to date is mostly a constructively-critical stance on the potential of ‘Nature-based Solutions’ to address societal challenges and deliver for the sustainable development goals. Now I am starting a Post Doc using the Environmental Humanities as a lens to understand how people experience and respond to environmental change.

Though my background is in ecology, conservation and resilience – having studied in Edinburgh, Stockholm, and Lund – I am increasingly interested in using the advantages of interpretative social science and environmental humanities to ask questions about the links between knowledge, power and subjectivity in contexts of environmental change and response.
Before my PhD I worked in the Climate Change and Biodiversity programme of UN Environment-World Conservation Monitoring Centre, working to support the UN-REDD programme on issues of spatial planning, safeguards and multiple benefits as well as on Ecosystem-based Adaptation to climate change (EbA). I have experience working in Britain, Peru, Mexico, Kenya, Tanzania, Sri Lanka and Nepal on a variety of issues with the common theme of nature-society interactions.