School of Earth and Environment

Sustainability Research Institute

Who we are

The Sustainability Research Institute conducts internationally recognised, academically excellent and problem-oriented interdisciplinary research and teaching on environmental, social and economic aspects of sustainability. We draw on various social and natural science disciplines, including ecological economics, environmental economics, political science, policy studies, development studies, business and management, geography, sociology, science and technology studies, ecology, environmental science and soil science in our work. The Sustainability Research Institute is organized into four inter-related research groups:

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SRI/CCCEP Seminar: Linkages between agricultural adaptation to climate change and local perception in Uganda and Cameroon: implications for rural livelihood transformation
Dr Henny Osbahr, Associate Professor in International Development, University of Reading
16:00 - 17:15 8.119, Seminar Rooms 1, 2 & 3, School of Earth and Environment
SRI/INDemand Seminar: On Course to Fail: Why Treasury policy will wreck the Government's new waste prevention programme
Professor Tim Cooper, Head of the Sustainable Consumption research group, Nottingham Trent University
16:00 - 17:15 8.119, Seminar Rooms 1, 2 & 3, School of Earth and Environment
Dr Alice Owen

Meet the researcher

Dr Alice Owen explains how she came to SRI and how the MSc Sustainability is the course of the future.

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Second generation bioethanol production

Lindsay C. Stringer and Stavros Afionis from the School of Earth and Environment's Sustainability Research Institute recently attended the 8th SUNLIBB/CeProBio joint project meeting on second generation biofuels that took place in March 2014 in Maresias, Brazil.

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