Viki Johnson

Viki Johnson

Viki Johnson has worked on climate change and energy policy in the UK and internationally for the past decade. Between 2007 and 2012, she led the Climate Change and Energy Programme at nef (the new economics foundation).

In 2013 Viki moved to the Low Carbon Research Institute of Wales, based at the Welsh School of Architec,ture. Here her research focuses on developing new insights that inform thinking and decisions about future energy pathways. Her research specifically focusses on examining historical transitions in electricity and other utilities.

Viki has a BSc in Environmental Sciences, a MSc in Climate Change, both from the University of East Anglia, and a PhD in Atmospheric Physics from Imperial College, London. She is author of over 30 publications and book chapters.

Climate change communication has been in desperate need of a revamp in recent years. Public perception of the issue appears to be increasingly polarised. And, with the current economic down turn attention has shifted to economic recovery rather than environmental preservation

Likened to a modern day gold rush, development of the UK’s shale gas resources has generated both excitement and dissent in equal measures

In fascinating and iconoclastic detail - on everything from the cash in your pocket to the food on your plate and the shape of our working lives – Cancel the Apocalypse describes how the relentless race for economic growth is not always one worth winning

What’s impossible for the individual can be achieved by many: How alternative financial institutions are helping the transition to a low carbon economy